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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, Italy, Liguria, Savona, Albisola

Production
Note:

Savona or Albisola

Collection:

J. W. L. Glaisher

Category:

tin-glazed earthenware

Name(s):

pharmacy jar
maiolica; category

Other Name(s):

albarello
drug jar

Date:

circa 1700 1800

School/Style:

Baroque

Period:

18th century

Description(s):

Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in blue and purple, with `U Defensiuu' inscribed around the middle.
Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and manganese-purple.
Cylindrical with a convex projection above and below the main field, a very short neck with slightly everted rim, and low, moulded foot, concave underneath.
The name of the contents `U Defensiuu' is inscribed round the middle in dark manganese-purple gothic letters. Above and below there are blue mock gadroons between pairs of horizontal bands. Two blue bands encircle the top of the foot.

Technique(s):

throwing; whole
tin-glazing; whole
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole
high-temperature colours; decoration; in blue and manganese-purple

Technique
Description:

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and manganese-purple.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 18.5, cm
diameter, rim, 9.8, cm
diameter, foot, 9.5, cm
width, widest part, 12.0, cm

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

Sondrio, where purchased on 31 August 1901 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Notes(s):

The jar contained unguentum defensivum (dragon's blood ointment) made from dragon's blood, Armenian bole, rose oil, vinegar and wax, which was used to treat inflammations.
Albarelli of this form, simply decorated with mock gadroons and a label, were made during the second half of the seventeenth and the eighteenth century with very little alteration, and are therefore difficult to date. They have been attributed to Liguria and the Veneto.

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

inscription; round middle; inscribed in dark manganese-purple; U Defensiuu; gothic letters; unguentum defensivum

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. 289
Publ. I, p. 289, no. 2221

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 483-4
Publ. pp. 483-4, no. 525

Accession:

Object Number: C.2221-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 80799; input: 2002-08-20; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/80799





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