Set of Three 18th Century Spanish / Talavera Apothecary Jars or Albarelos For Sale
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Set of Three 18th Century Spanish / Talavera Apothecary Jars or Albarelos


A set of three (3) 18th century glazed ceramic apothecary jars made in Talavera de la Reina, Spain - known for its ceramic tradition since the Roman times. Also called "albarelos" these jars were made especially for storing herbs and other substances used in making traditional medicines in early apothecaries or pharmacies. Most often these pharmacies were located in convents and monasteries, and the albarelos would feature crests or coats-of-arms associated with various religious orders. The heraldic cross with stars identifies these three jars with the Discalced Carmelites or Barefoot Carmelites, a Catholic religious order founded in 1562. The space between the two lines below the coat-of-arms was to mark the name of the material inside the jar.


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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    23 / 27 / 21 cm high x 10 cm diameter
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10.63 in. x Dm 3.94 in.H 27 cm x Dm 10 cm
  • Diameter
    3.94 in. (10 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
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