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made in Italy

Postcard of Drug jar.
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Drug jar

This maiolica drug jar was made in Italy, perhaps in Faenza or Genoa, in the 16th century.

The jar is painted in slate blue with leafy scrolls and the label 'Lle Indi'. The label probably describes the contents of the jar, probably a purgative electuary.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-718-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1921.1697
Date: 16th century
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: Lle Indi
Dimensions: 160 mm H x 130 mm D
What: Jar, drug
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Genoa
Who: Pallotti Collection (Previous owner)
Where: Italy, Faenza / Genoa
Description: Maiolica drug jar painted in slate blue with leafy scrolls and the label "Lle Indi": Italian, perhaps Faenza or Genoa, 16th century
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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