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Monday, March 15, 2010

Albarello - Albarelli



Have you seen my most favorite maiolica vessel?

Albarelli (plural) were first produced in Italy, near Florence, in the 15th century. An albarello is a jar which holds medicinal herbs and ointments. Originally, very few albarelli were made with lids. Round pieces of parchment or leather, tied with strings, served as coverings. You can still find beautiful examples of albarelli, lining the upper shelves, of local Italian pharmacias.

Gina

2 comments:

  1. Hello gina,

    wonderful flowers...unfortunatly i found no email adress...so here just a quick note...you are one of my favorite blogs, too...so i make a collage of some of your pictures...hopefully this is okay...and posted on our blog and flickr...;)...

    if there is something wrong, please let me know...

    cheers and a big hug

    ines

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  2. Dear Ines, Thank you for including me as one of your favorite blogs. You did a wonderful job on the collage you put together for your chosen 5 blogs.
    Your blog is also one of my favorites and I will be visiting you often.

    I did send you an e-mail regarding Flckr.

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