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Albarello (storage jar)
Siena, c. 1510 - 1520
21.4 cm (height); cm (height)
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
An attractive, though somewhat battered, example of a type made in Siena in the first quarter of the 16th century. The use of a dark red, which tended to fire badly if used on anything other than small areas, is a characteristic of Siena and a few other maiolica centres. The contents inscription is CANFORA (camphor).
Lent from the Barlow Collection. LI206.14