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Majolica Albarello Or Apothecary Jar, Dated 1724 For Sale
Majolica Albarello or Apothecary Jar, dated 1724
Up for sale is a wonderful stoneware albarello or apothecary jar. For more on this type of vessel, visit Wikipedia, searching for albarello.
The albarello features a majolica glaze in blue, green, yellow and brown. The “front” shows a heraldic shield with a crown, lily and palm sheaf with the letter “M” and possibly other letters below. Under this is a cartouche reading “Carmine Perreca” (or something like that) and “Pin – 1724”. The “4” is smudged and may be another number/date. Above the shield is a seraphim and crown. On either side of the shield are two charming cherubim, with a garland of fruit above and potted plants below.
Size: The albarello measures 7” in height and 3 5/8” in diameter across the rim.
Condition: A portion towards the top has been broken and roughly repaired. There are four (or possibly five) pieces that broke off and have been glued back on. In addition, there is a hairline crack running from one of the broken pieces to the forward-looking cherub’s face, about 5” in length. Also to note are glaze pops to one section from the time of manufacture.
Despite the less-than mint condition, this is a lovely piece that displays well. Perhaps a more skilled restorer could bring it back to its original humble glory.
Enjoy!On Jul-30-13 at 11:02:36 PDT, seller added the following information:I have received several inquiries on shipping cost to Europe. It would be $30. Thank you.
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Majolica Albarello Or Apothecary Jar, Dated 1724: $173