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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

albarello

Jar
ca. 1180-1200 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Fritware drug jar (albarello), the sides divided into rectangular compartments, painted in metallic lustre and blue.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Titlealbarello (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Fritware with lustre and cobalt blue decoration
Brief description
Fritware drug jar (albarello), painted in lustre and blue, Iran (probably Kashan), 1180-1200
Physical description
Fritware drug jar (albarello), the sides divided into rectangular compartments, painted in metallic lustre and blue.
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.5cm
Style
Gallery label
JAR White earthenware painted in lustre and blue. PERSIAN (RAYY); late 12th or early 13th century(Old gallery label)
Production
Formerly thought to have been made in Rayy
Bibliographic references
  • Lane, Arthur. Early Islamic Pottery. London: Faber and Faber, 1947. 52p., ill.; pp. 37-8, plate 54A
  • Watson, Oliver. Persian Lustre Ware. London: Faber and Faber, 1985. ISBN 0-571-13235-9. Pl. 29, p. 67
Collection
Accession number
369-1892

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Record createdNovember 7, 2003
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