Drug jar of waisted form with everted foot and rim. Buff-coloured earthenware, covered inside and out (but not the rim or base) with presumed tin glaze, and apparent transparent glaze over this. Painted in blue with foliate tendrils; on a painted label: "se . di . dialtea". Probably althaea (marshmallow), a root used in pharmacies. This jar was possibly intended for marshmallow seeds.
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