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Dish: C.138-1933

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Pottery: Unidentified Manises pottery




Moulded earthenware dish tin-glazed and painted in copper lustre

Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed cream, and painted in pale brown lustre. Circular with a central boss, curved well, and wide sloping rim with twenty-one slanting gadroons. On the boss there is a plant motif within a circle, surrounded by a broad band of lustre. The sides of the well are divided by four wide radiating stripes into compartments each containing a fruit and two leaves. Beyond this there is a border of oval shapes flanked by curved and angular lines. The gadroons are alternately lustred overall, or decorated with a plant motif or a dotted diaper pattern. A broad band encircles the edge. Radiating from the centre of the reverse there are four narrow concentric bands, a broader band, and six narrow bands, beyond which is a border of six coiling stems bearing fern-like leaves, oval leaves and buds (?). A suspension hole has been pierced in slightly off centre at the top of the rim.


History note: Unknown before Alfred A. De Pass

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. de Pass

Measurements and weight

Height: H. 2 3/8 in; diameter 14 in cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Early#
Circa 1500 - 1525

Components of the work

Decoration composed of reduced-pigment lustre

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval white paper stick-on label with narrow black line border

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.138-1933
Primary reference Number: 71896
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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