Two-Handled Jar, Tin-glazed earthenware, Italian

Two-Handled Jar

Date:
early 15th century
Geography:
Made in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 3/8 x 13 x 11 3/4 in. (36.5 x 33 x 29.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
The lobed leaf pattern, found on many early Florentine vessels, was likely inspired by local silks and linens.
Sigismond Bardac, Paris; Mortimer L. Schiff, New York (sale May 4, 1946)
The Magnificent Collection of Italian Majolica Formed by the Late Mortimer L. Schiff. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, May 4, 1946. no. 51, p. 27, ill.

Callmann, Ellen. Beyond Nobility: Art for the Private Citizen in the Early Renaissance. Allentown, Pa.: Allentown Art Museum, 1980. no. 92, p. 90.