Albarello drug jar for the Countess' Ointment, Italy, 1530-1540

Made:
1530-1540 in Italy
maker:
Unknown

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Albarello, North Italian, probably Faenza or Venice, polychrome with gothic writing, labelled U. Comitise (the Countess' Ointment), used to prevent miscarriages, 1530-1540

Details

Category:
Medical Ceramic-ware
Object Number:
1988-397
type:
drug jar
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Christie, Manson and Woods Limited