Storage vessels were among the most frequently produced maiolica wares in late medieval and Renaissance Italy. Made in fairly standard shapes, they were designed to fit with dozens of others on a shelf, often in a pharmacy or shop.
Their handles therefore tend to fit within the vessels profile, and the cylindrical albarello type is generally narrower at the middle than at the top or bottom, making it easy to grip. Other common features include inscriptions indicating contents and flanged lips to help secure cloth or paper seals. The decoration, usually more elaborate on one side than the other, can sometimes link pieces to a known dispensary or specific workshop or artist.Size: 9.5" tall x nearly 5" across at mouth. I can NOT guarantee that. The piece appears to be of substantial age when one examines the glaze condition along with the colors.
Patina can tell a story that is hard to duplicate in newer pottery. Appropriate wear along the rim and the interior area below the rim with some chips at rim and around the base one would expect considering the age.The rim and base both have a hair line crack which does not appear to affect the item, overall, what a piece! Please feel free to ask or give any additional information. The item "ITALIAN MAJOLICA ALBARELLO DATED 1562 FROM DERUTA. A RARE ANTIQUE PHARMACY JAR" is in sale since Thursday, August 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Majolica". The seller is "rachelford72012" and is located in Grand Prairie, Texas.
This item can be shipped to United States.