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

Description

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.

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