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Pharmacy Jar

Date:
1400s
Geography:
Made in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 3/16 x 6 7/8 in. (23.4 x 17.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
Maiolica storage jars for Italian pharmacies were highly decorative and frequently combined animal and floral motifs, as demonstrated by this particularly fine pair.
Stefano Bardini, Florence (Sale, London, 5 June 1899); Sigismond Bardac, Paris; Mortimer L. Schiff, New York (sale May 4, 1946)
Catalogue of a choice collection of pictures, antiquities, works of art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance from the collection of Signor Stephano Bardini of Florence: Volume 2, Plates. London: Christie's, June 5,1899. no. 429, pl. 32.

Catalogue of a choice collection of pictures, antiquities, works of art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance from the collection of Signor Stephano Bardini of Florence: Volume 1, Text. London: Christie's, June 5,1899. no. 32, p. 8, (Bardini no. 429).

Catalogue des Objets d'Art Antiques, du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance Provenant de la Collection Bardini de Florence. London: Christie's, June 5,1899. no. 429, p. 73.



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