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Pharmacy jar: C.14-XXXX

Object information

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Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in polychrome with St Christopher and the Infant Christ.

Pharmacy jar. Earthenware, tin-glazed cream on the interior, exterior, and parts of the base. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple.
Ovoid with flat base and a cylindrical neck with a raised band below the projecting rim.
On the front, within a circular frame, is a half-length figure of St Christopher holding a staff in his left hand and supporting the Infant Christ in his right arm. The rest of the main field is covered with wavy manganese stems bearing blue leaves and yellow fruits. On the shoulder there are green, manganese, and yellow horizontal bands; on the neck and below the Saint, a border of scrolling foliage reserved in a green ground, with a yellow horizontal band above. The lowest part is encircled by yellow, manganese, and green horizontal bands.

Notes

History note: Found in Cyprus.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.5 cm
Height: 27.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Trouton, R. M. M.

Dating

17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple)
Rim Diameter 11.0 cm
Base Diameter 12.0 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed cream on the interior, exterior, and parts of the base. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-XXXX
Primary reference Number: 81208
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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