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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    A VENICE WET-DRUG JAR

    MID-16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VENICE WET-DRUG JAR
    MID-16TH CENTURY
    Of baluster form with a flat strap handle and slightly curved spout, painted in blue, yellow, ochre and green with scrolling fruiting foliage, the reverse with a label named for S · de · pomis (?) in blue gothic script, on a waisted circular foot with a band of blue crossed ornament (tip of spout restored, section of neck restored, restored chipping to upper rim and footrim)
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    See Rudolf Drey, Apothecary Jars (London, 1978), p. 224, where he describes a syrup which could once have been stored in this drug-jar; 'Pomis compositus Regis Saporis, syrupus de', a 'syrup having purgative action, prepared from senna leaves, borage, apple juice and other ingredients'.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY