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Two one-handled storage jar (albarello)

ca. 1510–30
Italian, Siena
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Overall (confirmed): 8 5/8 x 6 x 4 3/4 in. (21.9 x 15.2 x 12.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 521
The single-handled form is uncommon, and each of the dozen known examples is decorated with the same palette and winged cherub design. This suggests that they were commissioned together as a single pharmacy series.
Sigismond Bardac (by 1913) ; Mortimer L. Schiff (before 1927–46; sale, Mortimer L. Schiff collection, Parke- Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 4, 1946, part of lot no. 16)
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