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Two-handled vase: C.301-1991

Object information

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Unidentified Talavera factory (Production)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome with flowers and foliage

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall, and painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese. The vase is ovoid with a flaring neck and two 'twisted rope' handles. On each side of the body there is a yellow carnation flanked by foliage, and on the neck, a six-petalled flower flanked by foliage. There are sets of three manganese horizontal bands at the bottom, on the shoulder, and on the top of the neck. The handles are blue.


History note: William Ridout; sold Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout Collection . . . p. 25, lot 129; Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); The Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1990

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.7 cm
Width: 14.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Talavera ⪼ Toledo ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger Trust


18th century
Circa 1700 - 1800

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

High-temperature colours Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular stick-on paper label with blue border

  • Text: S./32
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: brown thin card

  • Text: 129/5
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Tie-on label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.301-1991
Primary reference Number: 209029
Packding number: EURCER 123
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 5 July 2016 Updated: Monday 10 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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