Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli Italian

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Against a background of deep blue, the warm ocher-colored ornament consists of monstrous sea creatures, scrolling vines, and musical instruments. A pair of portraits, enclosed within heraldic frames, may indicate that the vessel was intended as a wedding gift. Within the newlyweds’ home, the ewer would have been placed on a sideboard with a shallow basin.

Ewer, Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century), Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered, Italian, Gubbio

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