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Albarello (drug jar) with badge

Date: c.1450-1500
Dimensions:
Overall: 31.4 x 14.3 cm (12 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.)
Medium: Maiolica, tin glaze, lead glaze, and thrown.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Object number: G83.1.359
DescriptionFlorentine 'Green Family' albarello of cylindrical shape with sloping shoulders and well-formed neck. It is decorated in Hispano-Moresque style with bands of formalized foliage in cobalt blue, green and aubergine/manganese. The broad central band has scrolling tendrils reserved with florets in green and manganese, and further reserved with a pharmacy badge.