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Spouted pharmacy jar: C.2A-1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): case 1, shelf D

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Maiolica spouted pharmacy jar, painted in blue, green, and yellow, with a scroll inscribed 'S D CIDRI' scrolling foliage, and splodges.

Pale yellowish buff earthenware, the exterior is covered with very shiny tin glaze, the interior is more thinly glazed, and the base unglazed. Spouted jar. Painted in dark blue, yellowish-green, and yellow.
Below the handle there is a scroll inscribed in blue gothic letters 'S D CIDRI'. The rest of the body and handle are covered with scrolling foliage bearing parti-coloured fruits. On the front of the spout there is a peacock's feather eye motif and dots. The neck is decorated with fan-like palmettes and splodges between yellow and blue lines of varying widths. Round the lower part of the body there is a continuous fish-bone between yellow and blue lines of different widths.

Notes

History note: Alfred Spero, London.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 24 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Pesaro ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1932-01-07) by Spero, Alfred

Dating

15th Century, Late
Circa 1470 CE - 1500 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, yellowish-green, and yellow)
Base Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 9.5 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S D CIDRI
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2A-1932
Primary reference Number: 79480
Glaisher additions number: Gl. Add.37-1932
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 August 2022 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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