Elizabethan Costrel by Unknown Artist

A north Italian marbled slipware costrel with egg shaped body, long neck, flared pedestal base and four loop handles, of brown, green and white marbled ware from the Elizabethan period.

Details

Medium:
Marbled ware
Dimensions:
28 cm
Acquired in:
1929
Presented by:
Major Rudolph Burney through The Art Fund

A costrel is a large bottle with an ear or ears through which a cord might be passed so it could be suspended from the waist.

Provenance

Excavated at King William Street, London.

Venue details

Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 6pm

Closed 24-26 Dec

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