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Collection

Italian
Apothecary Jar with Gothic Leaf Motif

By the late fifteenth century, polychrome wares had replaced the more limited palette of Severe-style majolica, adding new shades of gold and green. Plant forms predominated, particularly an elegantly scrolled “Gothic-floral” leaf—a motif often combined with a wavy ray pattern associated with San Bernardino of Siena, as on this two-handled example from Faenza.

Provenance

(Luigi Grassi, London);

purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth,1979.