Pharmacy jar or albarello with leafy garlands of fruit, grisaille grotesques, profile male head, squatting male figure and serpentine monstersOn display
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Pharmacy jar or albarello with leafy garlands of fruit, grisaille grotesques, profile male head, squatting male figure and serpentine monsters
Datec. 1550 - 1560
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions29.3 cm (height)
No. of items
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.
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 (Oxford/Phaidon, Christie's in association with the Ashmolean Museum, 1989), 22
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 211 - 213 no. 88