Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Drug jar

  • Place of origin:

    Naples (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1475 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Museum number:

    245-1894

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 6

Physical description

Vase of tin-glazed earthenware and painted in colours with a woman's head in profile.

Place of Origin

Naples (made)

Date

ca. 1475 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Dimensions

Height: 34.5 cm, Diameter: 15.5 cm

Object history note

Purchase price note: Bought for £30 1s 6d.

Descriptive line

Vase of tin-glazed earthenware and painted in colours, Naples, ca. 1475.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cora, G. Storia della maiolica di Firenze e del contado: Secoli xiv e xv. Firenze, 1973. n. 212-216.
Donatone, G. La Maiolica napoletana del Rinascimento. Napoli, 1993. tavg,114.

Labels and date

Drug jar depicting Portrait of a woman, probably Eleanor of Aragon.
Made in Naples, Italy About 1475
Tin-glazed earthenware

245-1894 [16/07/2008]

Production Note

J Mallet
Naples (not Castello sforzesco as in label), about 1475.

Both portrait and ornament at the back are very similar to a jar of squatter form ill. by Von Falke, Sammlung Reitard Zachike, Tafel 3, Figs, 4a & b.

Cora, 1975, the portrait is identified (questionably) as that of Eleonor of Aragona

Donatone, 1993, Royal factory of Castelnuovo, about 1473, "Master of the Cappella del Brancaccio" Probably portrait of Eleanor of Aragon in the year of her wedding to Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara. Similar iconography in a piece in the Zschille Collection, Leipzig.

Materials

Tin glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.