Spanish (Valencia), probably Manises
Height: 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Tin-glazed earthenware, luster decoration
Italy, 1400–1500 / Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)
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.
Probably by the 1930s, Anton Philips (b. 1874 - d. 1951), Eindhonven, The Netherlands; November 6, 2007, Anton Philips collection sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, lot 55, to Joseph and Margaret Koerner, London and Cambridge, MA; 2012, gift of Joseph and Margaret Koerner to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)
Gift of the Margaret K. Koerner and Joseph Leo Koerner family