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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unidentified Manises pottery, production, Spain, Valencia, Manises, probably Manises

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; Spanish lustreware

Name:

pharmacy jar

Other Name:

albarello

Date:

circa 1435 1470

School/Style:

Hispano-Moresque

Period:

Renaissance

Description(s):

Tin-glazed earthenware pharmacy jar of albarello form, painted in blue and copper lustre
Pale red earthenware tin-glazed creamy-white, and painted in dark cobalt-blue, and copper lustre. Of albarello form with slightly waisted sides, sloping shoulder, and everted mouth, standing on an everted foot. Decorated with with two horizontal blue stripes with cusps of lustre above and below to which are attached palmettes of alternating colours, and with lustred stems of fern-like leaves in the spaces. Round the neck is a blue band with blue trefoil leaves branching from it, and lustred fern-like leaves and scroll in the spaces.

Technique(s):

throwing; whole
tin-glazing
painting; decoration; in blue
lustre-painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze
high-temperature colour; decoration; blue from cobalt
reduced-pigment lustre; decoration

Technique
Description:

earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in blue and reduced-pigment lustre

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 28.7, cm
diameter, whole

Acquisition:

bought; 1945-07-20; The Leverton Harris Fund

Acquisition Credit:

Purchased with the Leverton Harris Fund

Documentation:

Ray, Anthony. 2000. Spanish Pottery 1248-1898 with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum.London: p. 79-80
Cf. p. 80, nos. 165 (41-1907)and 166 (40-1907). Ray notes that the band round the middle was derived from the crown of Aragon, see text p. 79, and notes other examples in the British Museum, Instituto Valencia de Don Juan, and Hispanic Society of New York

Sotheby's. 2006. Important Spanish and Iznik Pottery from a European Private Collection.London: Sotheby'sp. 12-15
Cf. pp. 12-13, lot 61, h. 28 cm, formerly in the Damiron Collection, Lyon.and pp. 14-15, lot 62, h. 26 cm, formerly in the Damiron Collection, Lyon. Both estimated £25,000-40,000.

Accession:

Object Number: EC.26-1945
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 76923; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2016-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76923





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