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Maker(s) &
Production:

Calamelli, Virgiliotto, workshop, probably, Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Faenza, probably

Collection:

J. W. L. Glaisher

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

pharmacy jar

Other Name(s):

albarello
drug jar

Date:

circa 1545 1570

School/Style:

Renaissance

Period(s):

mid 16th century; Renaissance

Description(s):

Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange with a putto striding, holding a bird and a quartieri decoration.
Pharmacy jar. Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. The glaze on the interior is speckled, and has crawled in six places round the rim. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, and orange.
Extremely waisted albarello with everted rim.
On the front, within an oval frame, a putto strides towards the left, holding a bird in both hands; in the background to right there is a rock in the air. The sides and back are decorated a quartieri with stylised foliage reserved in green, orange, and blue compartments of different shapes. On the shoulder and the sloping area above the base, yellow and orange ribbons interlace around green ovals reserved in a blue ground, with wide yellow and narrow orange bands above and below.

Technique(s):

throwing; whole
tin-glazing; whole
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole
high-temperature colours; decoration

Technique
Description:

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. The glaze on the interior is speckled, and has crawled in six places round the rim. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, and orange.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 19.8, cm
diameter, rim, 11.0, cm
diameter, base, 9.2, cm
diameter, widest part, 12.3, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1928; Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Provenance:

Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (Typed Cat. 1094).

Notes:

Pharmacy jars decorated on the front with medallions containing busts or figures, and on the back with a quartieri decoration were made at Faenza from at least the late 1540s. The Fitzwilliam's jar is unmarked, but its extremely shiny glaze and the style of the putto support a Faenza origin.

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Exhibition(s):

Italian Maiolica in the Fitzwilliam Museum. 1995-10-03 - 1996-01-07
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Notes: Case 18, top
Catalogue number: no catalogue

Documentation:

Rackham, Bernard. 1935 (reprinted Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1987). Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 293
Publ. I, p. 293, no. 2249, II, pl. 179A

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 261-263
Publ. pp. 261-263, no. 338

Rackham, Bernard. 1963. Italian Maiolica.London: Faber & Faber
Publ. pl. 83B

Cairola, Aldo. 1981. Ceramica italiana dalle origini a oggi.Rome: p. p. 166
Publ. p. 166

Ferrari, Oreste. Scavizzi, Giuseppe. 1965. Maioliche italiane del Seicento e Settecento.Milan: p. p. 140
Publ. p. 140

Accession:

Object Number: C.2249-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 73288; input: 2002-08-22; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/73288





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