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Dish: C.26-1930

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Manises pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware dish decorated with copper lustre

Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed and painted in copper lustre. Circular with a wide sloping rim decorated with slanting gadroons in low relief, and pierced at the top by two suspension holes; deep vertical sides, a flat base with a raised boss with slightly raised slanting gadroons, surrounding a circular medallion in the centre. The medallion is decorated with a shield charged with a bull passant. The gadroons on the boss and rim are decorated alternately with a stylized flower on a stalk, and small circles on a trellis or net. The base is decorated with a band of flowerheads linked by pairs of long serraated leaves, flanked by bands of small circulres on a trellis or net. On the sides are flowerheads in panels formed by trefoils and curving stems. The back has a multi-petalled flower in the centre, and scrolling stems of feather or fern-like leaves over the rest of the surface.


History note: Lionel Harris, The Spanish Gallery, Conduit Street, London

Legal notes

Purchased with the S. G. Perceval Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 46 cm
Height: 6.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1930-05-29) by The Spanish Gallery


16th Century
Production date: circa AD 1500

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of reduced-pigment lustre

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1930
Primary reference Number: 73799
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2016 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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