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Bowl: C.2113-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Talavera factory




Tin-glazed earthenware bowl painted in blue green, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple with a bull and calf being attacked by a lion amongst trees, and in the foreground a deer; on the exterior, formal tulips


History note: Mme. Chilo, Bayonne, from whom purchased fro 15 francs on January 8, 1908 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.5 cm
Height: 13 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Talavera ⪼ Castile ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


17th Century, Late
Circa 1675 CE - 1700 CE


The decoration may have been inspired by two prints by Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630): the bull from 'A Bull Hunt in an Arena', from Hunting Scenes II, (IB 36, 1983, p. 283, 1039 (164) and the lion from 'Lion Hunt' from Diverse Animal Hunting and Battle Scenes (IB 36, 1983, p. 323, 1079 (165).

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-purple

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2113-1928
Primary reference Number: 73122
Old object number: 2783
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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