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Dish: C.10-1977

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Designer: Lurçat, Jean
Pottery: St Vincens Pottery




Pale buff earthenware, covered with translucent green glaze, very unevenly applied on the back, and stencilled in black. Circular with very shallow curved sides, standing on a footring which is unglazed. Decorated with a stylized cockerel facing towards the left with a plant on each side of it.


History note: Uncertain before donor, Keith Baynes

Legal notes

Given by Keith Baynes

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 40.5 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Perpignan ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977-06-02) by Baynes, Keith


Circa 1951 CE - 1966 CE


In 1950 Lurçat was asked by Firmin Bauby if he would work for his St Vincens pottery at Perpignan. From then until 1966 Lurçat visited the pottery and created ceramics under the guidance of the head of the workshop, Gumersind Gomila. Faience jugs, dishes, vases, and tiles were made by the potters and decorated by Lurçat, The master copy was then reproduced in limited editions of about 25 to 100. Typically Lurçat’s designs have very bright colouring, and motifs such as cocks, leaves, stars and human profiles

Components of the work


Materials used in production

green, translucent Glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Dessin J. Lurcat/Sant Vicens/771
  • Location: On the back
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1977
Primary reference Number: 71167
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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