A 17thC Italian antique maiolica apothecary’s wet drug jar.
The maiolica tradition flourished from the 15th to the 17th century. Italian potters transformed techniques they owed to the Islamic world into something entirely unprecedented, and in turn, laid the foundations for similar pottery traditions across Europe. Potters and pottery painters exploited the innovations of the Renaissance goldsmith, sculptor, and painter in what was a relatively humble medium making highly decorative ceramics for both private and commercial use.
Decorated in underglaze blue and ochre, with a bulbous body, carry handle and spout, all supported on a raised circular foot.
Condition – The glaze has some minor fritting but overall, it is in good condition and displays well. Please refer to the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.
Size: Height 20 cm (8″)
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