Pharmaceutical item – Italian Alberello, Savona, circa 1720
Italian faience Albarello, of cylindrical footed form, decorated in blue with wide borders of simulated gadrooning to the swelling neck & base, inscribed around the body in gothic manganese script ‘V. urapilatium’ . Attributed to Savona, circa 1720.
usual chips, small section of foot restuck
A gift from Mr Robertson of Gulliver's Chemist, London, 1950's. Ref. Drey - Apothecary Jars - p73 for a similar example.