Pharmacy jar, Italian, 1530-1540.

 
Pharmacy jar, Italian, 1530-1540.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Albarello, North Italian, probably from Faenza or Venice, labelled U Comitise ('The Countes's Ointment'). This ointment was devised by Giulielmo Varignana, a Bolognese physician of the 14th century, purportedly for the Contesa di Vadra, and features among its ingredients acorns, chestnuts, oak galls and the leg-bone of an ox. It was supposed to prevent miscarriages, to which the countes was prone. An albarello is a cylindrical apothecary's jar.

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