Maiolica jug by Unknown Artist

The jug is modelled and moulded in the form of an elegant boot, with a siren handle at the front and a grimacing grotesque mask forming the aperture.

Details

Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Dimensions:
Height: 23.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,600 ( Total: £6,500)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Bazaart

It is painted in blue, orange and manganese. A new style of maiolica painted in a rapid, sketchy style came into fashion in Italy from the 1540s onwards, which was perfected by the workshops in Faenza.

Provenance

American antique shop, 1997; Bazaart.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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