T DI NITROS

Description (Brief)
This albarello is decorated with a blue-gray glazed background and bands of yellow, blue, and magnesium. Below the mark the jar is decorated with light curvilinear elements surrounding a grotesque. Marked just below the shoulder,T DI NITROS.
An albarello is a type of jar made from tin-glazed earthenware known as Majolica. This type of jar was used in apothecary shops from the time of the Middle Ages. Majolica pottery received its name from the Italian town of Majorca, where this style of earthenware was developed. The tin glaze of majolica resulted in an opaque whiteness that mimics porcelain. The jar would then be painted with vivid colors.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
17th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.7 cm x 12 cm; 6 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 6 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0557
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05769
collector/donor number
SAP 481
catalog number
1991.0664.0557
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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