Albarello or Pharmacy Jar by Unknown Artist

Pharmacy jar of irregular form, resembling an albarello with an unusually high neck.


Light buff ware, tin glaze & lead glaze
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Max Rosenheim through The Art Fund

The body is almost cylindrical, though a little wide at the top than the bottom. Painted in manganese and bottle green, the body divided vertically into four panels, enclosing alternately a leaf and heart-shaped design. Probably made at Faenza. This work was donated by Max Rosenheim who presented over 170 works to the British Museum through the Art Fund between 1904 and 1911. Max Rosenheim was a financier and part of the Executive Committee of the Art Fund from its inauguration.

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