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.
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