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Two one-handled storage jar (albarello)

Date:
ca. 1510–30
Culture:
Italian, Siena
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 8 5/8 x 6 x 4 3/4 in. (21.9 x 15.2 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.45
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 , New York (before 1927–d. 1931; to his son, John) ; by descent, John M. Schiff , New York (1931–46; his sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 4, 1946, no. 16; sold to French and Company); [ French and Co., New York , as agent for MMA, 1946 ]
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