Overall: 7 13/16 x 8 3/8 x 6 13/16 in. (19.9 x 21.3 x 17.3 cm)
opening: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1946
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
A manuscript from the early 1400s gives a recipe for a "blue [pigment] raised in the Florentine manner," a likely reference to the striking cobalt-blue paint found on this jar and many others associated with Florentine potters. Sometimes called "relief blue," the paint is applied so thickly as to create a raised surface.
Sigismond Bardac, Paris; Mortimer L. Schiff, New York (sale May 4, 1946)