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Ewer

Date:
ca. 1520–30
Culture:
Italian, Gubbio
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 7 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 5 in. (19.7 x 17.5 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of V. Everit Macy, in memory of his wife, Edith Carpenter Macy, 1927
Accession Number:
27.97.39
Not on view
This rather rare ewer, painted with golden luster and touches of red luster on a bright blue ground, is characteristic of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, the hugely successful potter in Gubbio. It is decorated with profile busts of a man and a woman in contemporary garb, typical of the imagery on objects believed to have been produced for betrothals and weddings.
de Rothschild ; V. Everit Macy (until 1927; to MMA)
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