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Dish: C.137-1933

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Manises pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish for a ewer painted in reduced-pigment copper-lustre

Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, and painted in reduced-pigment copper-lustre. Circular with a wide sloping rim with slanting gadroons in low relief, pierced by two suspenson holes at the top; deep vertical sides, and flat base with a raised boss with slanting gadroons in slight relief, and a circular medallion in the centre. The medallion is decorated with a shield bearing the arms, a bend sinister with a mullet above and below. The gadroons on the boss and rim are decorated with highly stylized small floral motifs. The base is divided into panels filled alternately with rows of small circles between lines, and rows of strokes, surrounded by small wheel-like flowerheads reserved in a lustred band. On the sides there are panels of thistle-like flowers and leaves, separated by two panels of the same designs as on the base. the back is decorated overall with wavy stems of fern-like foliage.


History note: Durlacher (probably Durlacher Bros., London); Alfred A. De Pass (1861-1952), by whom given,

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. De Pass

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 37.5 cm
Height: 6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-06-15) by de Pass, Alfred A.


15th Century, Late-16th Century, Early#
Circa 1480 CE - 1520 CE

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Components of the work


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, painted in copper lustre, and fired in a reducing kiln

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with cut-corners and blue printed border

  • Text: Lustred Hispano Moresque/dish for washing hands/ 16 centy/colls Durlacher, de Pass
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-wrotten in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: oval paper stick-on label printed in black

  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.137-1933
Primary reference Number: 71883
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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