Object Place: Valencia, Spain
Height: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.); diameter: 12.7 cm ( 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with blue and luster decoration on opaque white glaze
Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)
Cream ground with bands of grape vines in blue and brown; violet and orange reflections. Mate to 03.1051.
This albarello probably held dried herbs or medicinal preparations and may have been used in a domestic setting. Though made in Spain, this type of specialty lusterware with likely decorative motifs was extremely popular in Italy, where the luster technique was not mastered until late in the 15th century.
William Homer (b. 1847 - d. by 1903), Boston; 1903, bequest of William Homer to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1903)
Bequest of William Homer