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Drug jar

  • Place of origin:

    Montelupo (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drug jar or Albarello, the 'YHS' monogram painted in orange on either side within a laurel wreath punctuated with yellow flowers, blue and orange banded decoration around the neck and lower body.

Place of Origin

Montelupo (made)


1500-1550 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

The sacred monogram painted in Gothic script on either side within a laurel wreath


Height: 21.5 cm, Diameter: 11 cm

Descriptive line

Drug jar (albarello), 'YHS' monogram on either side within laurel wreath, made in Montelupo, Italy, 1500-1550, tin-glazed earthenware

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

Bojani, G.C., C. Ravanelli Guidotti and A. Fanfani. La donazione Galeazzo Cora: ceramiche dal medioevo al XIX secolo. Milano, 1985. n.487, 196 p., pl.XLI.

Labels and date

Drug jar
Made in Montelupo, Italy 1500-1550
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.80-1911 Given by Mr J.H. Fitzhenry [16/07/2008]

Production Note

J Mallet
Montelupo, first half of the 16th century


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Painting (image-making); Tin glazing

Subjects depicted

Laurel wreaths; Monograms


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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