Venetian drug jar


A late 16th century Venice maiolica wet drug jar; yellow, green and brown on blue; painted with an oval medallion of a young man agaist a blue-washed ground of scrolling foliage under spout; also an oval medallion under handle depicting a man in white turban and brown jacket with white collar; yellow rim and base; spout badly chipped, base chipped, glaze crazed generally.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/301

  • Date

    c. 1570

  • Material

    ceramic maiolica

  • Measurements

  • Height

    205 mm

  • Diameter

    90 mm (mouth)
    120 mm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust