2 June 2009
AN URBINO MAIOLICA PEWTER-MOUNTED OVIFORM JUG AND COVER
CIRCA 1550, PROBABLY FONTANA WORKSHOP
With a pinched spout, painted with a woman kneeling woman in prayer by a chalice on an altar, before a continuous wooded landscape, the domed cover attached to the handle with a hinged petwer mount (damages and restoration)
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high overall
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Distressed printed exhibition label attached to underside printed for Ständige Auss.. für Kunst un Kunstgewerbe, no. 101.
For a similar jug attributed to the Fontana workshop in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Brunswick, see Johanna Lessmann, Italienische Maiolika (Brunswick, 1979), p. 202, cat. 192.
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