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Pavarotti

Jug
1990 (produced)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This Toby jug was produced to commemorate Luciano Pavarotti's appearance as Nemorino in Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, March 1990, and to raise funds for the International Autistic Research Organisation, a charity of which Luciano Pavarotti was a patron. The IARO produced both figurines and Toby jugs to be sold in aid of their organisation, selling the figurines for £800. the signed Toby jugs for £500, and unsigned Toby jugs for £200.

Luciano Pavarotti



object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glazed earthenware
Brief Description
Glazed earthenware Toby jug in the form of Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007), signed over-glaze by Pavarotti, 1991. No. 109 in a limited edition commemorating Pavarotti's visit to London in March 1990 to appear as Nemorino in Donizetti's opera L'Elisir d'Amore at the Opera House, Covent Garden. Modelled by Doug Tootle and produced by Kevin Francis Ceramics Ltd., 1990.
Physical Description
Glazed earthenware toby jug representing Luciano Pavarotti in evening dress comprising black trousers, a black tail-coat and black bow tie, with a white shirt and waistcoat, seated on a balustrade, holding a cream handkerchief in his left hand and proffering a dusky pink rose with his right, with a sheet of paper or score by his left foot inscribed 'L'elisir d'amore'. The pink handle is decorated with two black semi-quavers and the base is incribed in silver over-glaze by Pavarotti with his signature and date: 'Luciano Pavarotti 1991'
Dimensions
  • Height: 23.0cm (Note: Maximum height)
  • Width: 12.0cm (Note: At the widest point, from the right shoulder to the left elbow of the figure)
  • Depth: 18.0cm (Note: At the deepest point, from the proffered rose to the back of the handle.)
Production typeLimited edition
Copy Number
109
Marks and Inscriptions
'PAVAROTTI. Kevin Francis Ceramics. KF. MODELLED BY DOUG TOOLE COMMISSIONED BY THE INTERNATIONAL AUTISTIC RESEARCH ORGANISATION. A Limited Edition of 2,000. This is No. 109. HAND MADE & HAND PAINTED IN STAFFORDSHIRE ENGLAND' (Printed in blue on the underneath of the base, within a scroll-effect border)
Credit line
Acquired with the support of the Friends of the V&A
Object history
This Toby jug was produced to commemorate Pavarotti's appearance as Nemorino in Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and to raise funds for the International Autustic Research Organisation, a charity of which Luciano Pavarotti was a patron
Production
A certificate with the jug states: 'Commissioned by The International Autistic Research Organisation, this toby is crafted to the highest standards in a limited edition of 2,000 worldwide, Luciano Pavarotti is patron of the charity and this toby of him commemorates his visit to London in March 1990 to perform L'elisir d'amore at the Opera House, Covent Garden.' It includes facsimile signatures of Kevin J. Pearson and Francis J. Salmon, the copyright symbol and: '1990 Kevin Francis Ceramics'
Associations
Summary
This Toby jug was produced to commemorate Luciano Pavarotti's appearance as Nemorino in Donizetti's opera L'elisir d'amore at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, March 1990, and to raise funds for the International Autistic Research Organisation, a charity of which Luciano Pavarotti was a patron. The IARO produced both figurines and Toby jugs to be sold in aid of their organisation, selling the figurines for £800. the signed Toby jugs for £500, and unsigned Toby jugs for £200.



Luciano Pavarotti



Collection
Accession Number
S.1648-2014

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record createdMarch 25, 2014
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