A Castelli maiolica syrup-jar of 'Orsini-Colonna' type, attributed to the workshop of Orazio Pompei

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Period
Circa 1445-55
Dimensions
27.7 cm

A Castelli maiolica syrup-jar of 'Orsini-Colonna' type, attributed to the workshop of Orazio Pompei. The baluster body with a yellow and blue dragon's head spout and broad strap handle, each side painted with a head and shoulders profile portrait of a man with beard or a moustache, against an orange ground painted with blue foliage, above a yellow-edged label named for "OXIZACCARA", the reverse with blue scrolls.

Two similar syrup jars can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/198942

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