Two-Handled "Oak Leaf" Pharmacy Jar with Fleur-de-Lys

Two-Handled "Oak Leaf" Pharmacy Jar with Fleur-de-Lys

c. 1430-1450

workshop of Giunta di Tugio

(Italian, c. 1382-1450)

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Overall: 29.6 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1943.391

Description

Giunta di Tugio was the most important maiolica ceramist of his time in Florence. Di Tugio was trained in his father's workshop, which he took over following his father's death around 1419, managing it for the next thirty years. According to documents, by 1417 di Tugio was a member of the council of oliandoli, or oil merchants.

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