VERY RARE COBALT BLUE PERSIAN ALBARELLO DRUG JAR, CIRCA 1680

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Item Code: 909-58

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This uniquely shaped Albarello jar is labeled, “V. AUREUM” which means “golden ointment”, a healing cosmetic ointment.

Albarello is a pottery jar for apothecaries’ ointments and dry drugs made in the Near East and in Spain and produced in Italy from the 15th through the 18th century in the form known as majolica, or tin-glazed earthenware. Since the jar had to be easy to hold, use, and shelve, its basic form was cylindrical but incurved for grasping and wide-mouthed for access. A few have close-set handles, but, because they were not designed to hold liquids, they are generally free of spouts, lips, handles. A piece of paper or parchment tied around the rim served as a cover for the jar.

Jar measures 8 ¾” tall x 4 1 /4” at the base. No cracks, but small chips are present around edges of rim and base which is typical from age and use. [sm]

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