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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, probably, Italy, Puglia, Laterza, probably

Production
Note:

This jar was formerly attributed to Castelli (Rackham, 1935), but the shape of its top and the slanting, overlapping S border closely resemble albarelli attributed to Laterza.

Collection:

J. W. L. Glaisher

Category:

tin-glazed earthenware

Name(s):

pharmacy jar
maiolica; category

Other Name:

albarello

Date:

circa 1640 1660

Period:

mid 17th century

Description(s):

Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in blue, yellow, and orange, with a three-quarter length figure of Justice, surrounded by decorative panels.
Earthenware, tin-glazed on the interior and exterior; base unglazed. The glaze has pin holes, especially on the areas painted yellow. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange.
Waisted albarello with concave base, and throwing ridges on the interior.
On the front above two sprays of leaves is a shield charged with a three-quarter length figure of Justice, surmounted by a helmet flanked by scrolls and looped cords. The sides are decorated with vertical panels filled with stylised flowers and foliage between vertical wavy orange, straight yellow and blue lines. On the shoulder and above the base are blue slanting Ss between pairs of narrow blue bands.

Technique(s):

tin-glazing; whole; except base
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole
high-temperature colours; decoration; blue, yellow, and orange

Technique
Description:

Earthenware, tin-glazed on the interior and exterior; base unglazed. The glaze has pin holes, especially on the areas painted yellow. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 12.8, cm
diameter, rim, 7.0, cm
diameter, base, 7.0, cm
diameter, widest part, 8.0, cm

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

Lucy Joan Scott-Ellis (1808-99), Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

; on base; inscribed in pencil; 210

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 14, 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. 291
Publ. I, p. 291, no. 2231

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 462-3
Publ. pp. 462-3, no. 496

Accession:

Object Number: C.2231-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 73269; input: 2002-08-13; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/73269





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