Pharmacy jar (albarello), Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), Italian, probably Naples district or Vietri sul Mare

Pharmacy jar (albarello)

Date:
ca. 1530–60
Culture:
Italian, probably Naples district or Vietri sul Mare
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 10 7/8 × 4 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (27.6 × 12.4 × 14.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.269
Not on view
Very similar female profiles are painted on the fronts of these jars (see also 41.100.268), while the backs are decorated with simpler vegetal motifs.
Inscription: Inscribed on band to left of woman: au [or an] [meaning unknown]
George and Florence Blumenthal , Paris and New York (by 1926–her d. 1930) ; George Blumenthal (1930–41; to MMA)