Albarello, or pharmacy jar, straight-sided, flanged at rim. Painted in blue with plant motifs and a scrollOn display
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Albarello, or pharmacy jar, straight-sided, flanged at rim. Painted in blue with plant motifs and a scroll
Datec. 1500 - 1560
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica), blue and white
Dimensions17.4 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Douglas and Mary Barrett, 2011.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 40 | European Ceramics
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), p. 74 no. 22