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Pharmacy jar: C.68-1927

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): case 3, shelf A

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Faenza pottery

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Description

Maiolica pharmacy jar or vase, painted in blue, green and orange with gothic foliage and fruit.

Pale yellowish-buff earthenware. Tin-glazed on the exterior and very thinly on the interior; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue, pale blue, pale bluish-green, and orange. The jar has a baluster body with cylindrical neck.
Round the widest part is a broad zone of gothic foliage and fruit interrupted at two points by a crown. Below are blue, green, and orange horizontal bands, and above, blue and orange bands. Round the neck and above the base are San Bernardino rays with groups of vertical strokes in the spaces.

Notes

History note: Biasioli collection, Faenza. C. & E. Canessa, Paris; F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Faenza ⪼ Emilia-Romagna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

Late 15th century
Renaissance
Circa 1470 CE - 1490 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, pale blue, pale bluish-green, and orange)
Base Diameter 13.0 cm
Widest Part Diameter 20.5 cm
Rim Diameter 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale yellowish-buff earthenware. Tin-glazed on the exterior and very thinly on the interior; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue, pale blue, pale bluish-green, and orange.
Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68-1927
Primary reference Number: 80692
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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