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Stove tile: EC.50-1943

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Pale reddish-brown earthenware, moulded in relief and decorated with opaque blue, yellow and white glazes and translucent dark green glaze. Square with an upstanding rim on the back. Within a circular frame decorated with stylised leaves, is a bust portrait in profile to left of Mary of Hungary, wife of Louis II; in the spandrels, stylised foliage. In ebonised wood frame.


History note: Hans Schwarz Collection, Vienna

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.0 cm
Width: 22.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1943-08-13) by Hans Schwarz Collection


16th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1522 CE - 1526 CE


Mary of Burgundy (1505-58), married Louis II of Hungary in 1522 and was Queen until 1526 when he was killed at the battle of Mohács. Later 1531-52 she was Regent of the Netherlands.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Frame composed of wood (plant material) ( ebonised)
Decoration composed of glaze ( opaque blue, yellow and white glazes and translucent dark green glaze)

Materials used in production

light reddish-brown Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding in relief : Earthenware, moulded in relief and decorated with opaque blue, yellow and white glazes and translucent dark green glaze

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.50-1943
Primary reference Number: 15551
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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