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Pharmacy jar: EC.35-1941

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Tin-glazed earthenware pharmacy jar painted in blue and yellow with a rectangular cartouche. Marked on the base with 'OF'.

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue and yellow. Of tapering albarello form, standing on a low foot. On the front, painted in blue, there is a vertical rectangular cartouche for a label with a yellow square in each corner, a pair of palm or other leaves at top centre and continuous sprays of leaves extending to right and left of them over the top and down the sides.


History note: Unknown before donor, Louis Colville Gray Clarke, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by L. C. G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.3 cm
Height: 17.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Offenbach ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-11-07) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt and yellow, probably from antimony)
Top Rim Diameter 10.1 cm
Foot Diameter 7.6 cm

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: joined

  • Text: OF
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.35-1941
Primary reference Number: 76960
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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