620
620

THE COLLECTION OF A NOBLE LADY.

An Italian maiolica two-handled drug jar, Venice or Montelupo, circa 1580
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT
620

THE COLLECTION OF A NOBLE LADY.

An Italian maiolica two-handled drug jar, Venice or Montelupo, circa 1580
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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An Italian maiolica two-handled drug jar, Venice or Montelupo, circa 1580
the rope-twist handles with mask terminals, named in gothic script 'S. ros. sol.', Syrupus rosarum solutivus, on a polychrome ground of fruit and flowers,
33cm., 13in. high
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Catalogue Note

A similar armorial jar of this form and decoration, labelled in gothic script for 'Oximel finum' is published by Giuseppe Morazzoni, La Maiolica Antica Veneta - I, Milan, 1955, pl. 47c, which the author notes was probably made for the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan. A further similar jar, vaso a palla, labelled 'Dia Prunis S', is published by Paolo Canelli, Maioliche Veneziane del Cinquecento, da collezioni private, Milan, 1990, no. 5. The 18th century English physician Robert James (1703-1776) wrote in his work Pharmacopoeia Universalis, Or, A New Universal English Dispensatory, that a solutive syrup of roses '...makes a tolerable good Purge for Children and weak People, and is often added in Prescriptions to Cathartic Decoctions and Infusions.'

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