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Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.
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Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 41, shelf 1
One of a pair of drug jars. Rope moulding in relief near the mouth and base. Painted in dark blue, orange, yellow, copper green and opaque white. Justice is seated with a sword and scales and a man in classical dress (perhaps Orpheus). Both are decorated on either side with a polychrome figure-subject in a circular medallion reserved amongst a composition of symmetrical grotesques repeated on each side but differing on the two jars, with a wavy ribbon above and below on no. c.2108-1920 (Rackham no. 303), above only on no. c.2107-1910 (Rackham no. 304).
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Height: 39.5 cm, Depth: 33 cm
Large drug jar, tin-glazed earthenware depicting Orpheus playing the violin with the figure of Iustitia, Faenza Berettino ware, dated 1540
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977
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Drug jar depicting Orpheus playing the violin with the figure of Iustitia
J mallet, 05/2003
Same set as 2107-1910, but slightly different. Well painted grotesques, probably genuine. Dated 1540. Depicting figure of Orpheus playing the violin and Iustitia.
Earthenware; Tin glaze
Painting (image-making); Tin glazing
Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware