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.

Description (Brief)

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.

Date Made: 17th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy

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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0557Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05769Collector/Donor Number: SAP 481Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0557

Object Name: jarjar

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16.7 cm x 12 cm; 6 9/16 in x 4 3/4 inoverall: 6 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 10.4775 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-edcd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993473

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