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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Montelupo (made)

  • Date:

    1560-80 ca (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    buff-coloured tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

  • Museum number:

    1105-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 39, shelf 1

Physical description

Ewer, tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours. An ovoid body with the mouth pinched in to form the lip, large strap handle with a raised band with depressions. Tin-glazed overall but with an unglazed base. The colours are green, blue, orange and purple. On the front is an oval shield, bendy purple and orange, between two cornucopias, the sides are painted with flowers and scrolls in blue. The letter 'B' is painted under the handle.

Place of Origin

Montelupo (made)

Date

1560-80 ca (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

buff-coloured tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

Marks and inscriptions

Reversed 'P'
In purple under the handle

Dimensions

Height: 34.6 cm, Diameter: 21.9 cm

Object history note

Provenance: Bought for 15s from Messers H. Mawer and Stephenson

Descriptive line

Ewer, tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours, Cafaggiolo, second half of 16th century

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Shield; Flowers; Cornucopia; Scroll

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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