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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Albarello

late 12th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Fritware albarello, of cylindrical shape with slightly incurved sides, decorated in black under a turquoise glaze with a leave pattern. Parts have been affected by iridescence. The foot is unglazed.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Fritware with underglaze painting.
Brief description
Fritware albarello, decoration painted in black under a turquoise glaze, Iran (Kashan), late 12th century.
Physical description
Fritware albarello, of cylindrical shape with slightly incurved sides, decorated in black under a turquoise glaze with a leave pattern. Parts have been affected by iridescence. The foot is unglazed.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 15.87cm
  • Height: 33.02cm
Dimensions are taken from the register.
Styles
Subject depicted
Bibliographic reference
Drey, Rudolph E.A., Apothecary Jars, London, 1978, p.26, plate 10.
Collection
Accession number
325-1903

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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