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Drug jar

Drug jar

  • Place of origin:

    Deruta (made)

  • Date:

    1460-1480 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 1

Physical description

Vase of tin-glazed earthenware, with brown glaze and crude figure of man playing the lute.

Place of Origin

Deruta (made)


1460-1480 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Height: 22.5 cm, Diameter: 13.5 cm

Object history note

Purchase price note: Bought for £7 10s.

Descriptive line

Drug jar albarello, tin-glazed earthenware, brown glaze and crude figure of man playing the lute, made in Deruta, 1460-1480.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977

Labels and date

Drug jar albarello
Made in Deruta, Italy 1460-80
Tin-glazed earthenware

480-1901 [16/07/2008]

Production Note

J Mallet
Brown glaze on it. Crude figure of man playing the lute.


Tin glaze; Earthenware

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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