22 April 2008
A CALABRIAN CYLINDRICAL DRUG-JAR
With a short flared neck and rounded shoulder, decorated in the Venetian manner with two yellow and ochre-ground medallions loosely painted with a helmeted soldier and a youth, against a blue ground with sgraffito white scrolls and coloured scrolling foliage (deep glaze crazing to lower part and lesser crazing overall, minor chipping to rims and associated glaze flaking)
11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high
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For a similar oviform example, see Guido Donatone, Ceramica Antica di Calabria (1983), pl. 12.
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