Antique Italian Montelupo Majolica Renaissance Boccale Armorial Jug Pitcher 1600

$ 2,600
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SKU BB-8658
A very good antique Italian maiolica/majolica Renaissance armorial boccale or jug from the Montelupo area of Florence, circa 1600.
Typical of the tin glazed earthernware of the time this very handsome jug having a cobalt blue ground, the cream colored top having a 'pinched' spout and a twin loop strap handle to the back.
The body of the jug is decorated with a pair of stylised lions rampant, with a coronet or crown to the center above a fleur-de-lys style device, the coronet and fleur-de-lys design is repeated to the rear of the pair of lions.
The jug having all over craquelure or crazing of the glaze, condition is very good indeed.
Provenance; from an American private collection of early Europeran vernacular pottery.


9.5 inches high × 6.5 inches wide × 6.5 inches deep


high × wide x deep

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