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Bottle (Refredador)

Date:
first half 16th century
Culture:
Spanish, Valencia
Medium:
Tin-glazed and luster-painted earthenware
Dimensions:
8-3/4 x 11-1/2 in. (22.2 x 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1894
Accession Number:
94.4.358
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 535
This bottle, possibly a version of the hanging leather pilgrim flask used during journeys, would have been used to cool wine in a larger container of water and, although few have survived, was presumably quite a commonly seen form at one time. The arms within a shield on the side are those of Enrique of Aragon-Segorbe, lord of Paterna, or of his son Alfonso, who succeeded him as lord of Paterna in 1516.
Henry G. Marquand (until 1894; to MMA)
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