Stock #: 1014041 Size: 18cm high, 11cm wide
Price: AU$ 2,450.00
Italian Albarello of concave sided form, painted in ochre, yellow, green & blue with a central scrollwork cartouche of a crescent and a fleur-de-lis on a blue ground, a head painted to the lower portion, a further winged cherubs head below the large scroll bearing the inscription V BASILICONI (Ointment of Basilicon), the ground with scrolling foliage & berries, within yellow band rims.
Probably Faenza, c.1550
References: ref. Drey -Apothecary Jars, p44 for several similar examples, p48 for the write-up on Faenza. He states the ...ornamental patterns of stylized flowers on thin coiling stems surrounded by clusters of small dots do not appear to have been used away from Fae
Condition: fair, has had re-touches to the ground and part of the arms. Still contains remnant of original contents!
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