Antique Savona Italian Maiolica Pottery Albarello Drug Jar for Cardo Santo c1720 (Code 0836)
An early 18th century Italian Savona albarello. The pottery body has a maiolica glaze with bluish tint and is decorated with a darker blue. It is of traditional shape with a central band for the (underglaze) painted label. The jar is labelled Cardo Santo - aka Blessed Thistle, often used as a cure-all way back in time, and also more specifically for gastro related issues. It has stood the test of time and is still available today as a traditional herbal remedy. The jar itself is slightly larger at the top than the bottom and the opening is a little oval in form rather than true round. There are minor flaws in the potting and glass as you would expect for this period circa 1720 making this piece about 300 years old. No makers marks which is as expected and it has a combed base.
Good for type and period, various minor potting and glazing flaws as normal for these items. Short hairline to rim. Minor glaze losses in places. Age related crazing.
Height: 18.5 cm ( 7 1/4 inch )
Width: 14 cm ( 5 1/2 inch )
Weight: 964 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 0836 OC17-2
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