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made at Castel Durante or Faenza, Italy

Postcard of Pharmacy jar.
© National Museums Scotland

Pharmacy jar

This maiolica pharmacy jar was made at Castel Durante or Faenza in Italy during the second half of the 15th century.

The jar is painted with scrolls and the inscription 'Noce Muscate' (Nutmeg).

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Online ID: 000-180-002-365-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1895.27
Date: c. 1550
Second half of the 15th century
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: Noce Muscate
Dimensions: 9.25" H x 7.50" D
What: Jar, pharmacy
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Castel Durante
Where: Italy, Castel Durante
Description: Tin-glazed earthenware pharmacy jar with scrolls painted in colours above and below "Noce Muscate" in gothic letters: Italian, Castel Durante, c. 1550
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