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Albarello: EC.29-1938

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Maker: Unidentified Manises pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware albarello (pharmacy jar) painted in blue and reduced-pigment copper lustre


History note: Charles Damiron; Sotheby's, 16 June 1938, Catalogue of the very choice collection of old Italian majolica and Hispano-Moresque ware, the property of Monsieur Damiron, 8 rue Vaubecour, Lyons, lot 1; purchased by L.C.G. Clarke on behalf of the Fitzwilliam Museum for £85.0.0.

Legal notes

Bought with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1938-06-16) by Sotheby's


15th Century, first half
Circa 1400 CE - 1450 CE


This decorative format in which the surface is divided horizontally into zones of different patterns was common on Valencian pharmacy jars between about 1400 and 1450

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) reduced-pigment lustre

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval paper label with red border printed in blue; the o of No is raised

  • Text: COLLECTION C DAMIRON/No and in black ink 55
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.29-1938
Primary reference Number: 76933
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 October 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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