626
626

THE COLLECTION OF A NOBLE LADY.

An Italian maiolica storage jar, perhaps Calabrian, Gerace, circa 1615
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT
626

THE COLLECTION OF A NOBLE LADY.

An Italian maiolica storage jar, perhaps Calabrian, Gerace, circa 1615
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Italian maiolica storage jar, perhaps Calabrian, Gerace, circa 1615
painted with a portrait of a youth within a scrolling cartouche, the reverse with a panel named 'Mostarda', 'I A(?)',
32.5cm., 12 3/4 in. high
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Catalogue Note

'Mostarda' was a sweet tangy preparation of fruits, combined with mustard and honey or sugar. The surviving jars labelled for Mostarda are mostly of this large size suggesting that it was consumed in large quantities in 16th century Italy. 

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