Albarello

Description
This polychrome albarello has a white tin–glazed background with green ribbons that flank a blue, green, yellow and ochre wreath framing blue and ochre c–scrolls. A blue and yellow rectangular band lacks an inscription. A piece of paper found in the jar is marked, "not authentic probably fake." Neither Wolfgang–Hagen Hein nor D. A. Wittop Koning mentions this piece in their 1983 letters discussing fakes and inconsistencies within the collection.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
albarello
date made
1624
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22.3 cm x 13.5 cm; 8 25/32 in x 5 5/16 in
place made
Italia: Toscana, Siena
ID Number
1991.0664.0537
catalog number
M-05749
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 461
catalog number
1991.0664.0537.01
1991.0664.0537.02
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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