Majolica Jars - Jars and pharmacy jars ( Albarelli ) are available in many colors and sizes: You can request a specific text ! Please email us with your requests. Majolica jars and Albarelli are hand made in Italy like all our product. Albarello pharmacy Jar. Albarello vases, with their characteristic hourglass shape and multicoloured decoration, originated in Persia. The shape was developed so that many jars could be put on one shelf, to save on space, but the jars could still be safely removed by grasping them around the middle. This type of decorated pottery is known as majolica (or majolica) and is believed to be named after the island of Majorca, where the finest pots of this type were said to be made.