Pharmacy Jar, Tin-glazed earthenware, Italian

Pharmacy Jar

Date:
1400s
Geography:
Made in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 x 7 3/16 in. (22.9 x 18.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.11
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 des Objets d'Art Antiques, du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance Provenant de la Collection Bardini de Florence. London: Christie's, London, June 5–7, 1899. no. 429, p. 73.

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 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.

Leman, Henri. Collection Sigismond Bardac: Faïences italiennes du XVe siècle. Objets de haute curiosité, Moyen Âge et Renaissance. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1913. no. 13, ill.

Ricci, Seymour de, ed. A Catalogue of Early Italian Majolica in the Collection of Mortimer L. Schiff. New York: s.n., 1927. no. 14, ill.

The Magnificent Collection of Italian Majolica Formed by the Late Mortimer L. Schiff. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, May 4, 1946. no. 50, p. 26, ill.

Wilson, Timothy. Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Highlights of the Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. no. 9b, pp. 66–67.