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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

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ca. 1575-1587 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bottle for oil and vinegar of soft-paste 'Medici' porcelain. Painted in blue. Pear-shaped with two spouts turned reverse ways. On each side is a floral design symmetrically arranged and separated by rosettes.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste 'Medici' porcelain, painted
Brief Description
Bottle for oil and vinegar of soft-paste 'Medici' porcelain, Florence, ca. 1575-1587.
Physical Description
Bottle for oil and vinegar of soft-paste 'Medici' porcelain. Painted in blue. Pear-shaped with two spouts turned reverse ways. On each side is a floral design symmetrically arranged and separated by rosettes.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.2cm
  • Diameter: 8.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'A' and 'O' (Letters on the spouts; 'A' for aceto [vinegar] and 'O' for olio [oil])
Gallery Label
Bottle for Oil and Vinegar Soft-paste 'Medici Porcelain' Made in Florence about 1575-1587 5759-1859 (Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995)(ca. 1995)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Passion for Porcelain: masterpieces of ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.p.119
Collection
Accession Number
5759-1859

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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