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Dish: C.28-1930

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Reus pottery (Probably)




Tin-glazed earthenware with reddish-brown lustre decoration of a warrior amidst foliage

Buff earthenware with cream tin-glaze, decorated in reddish-brown lustre. Circular with a convex centre, curved well, and almost flat rim with a slightly everted edge. The well is decorated overall with a warrior standing amidst sprays of stylized foliage and spots. His head and feet are in profile to left, while his body faces the viewer. He wears a large helmet, and scale armour over a tunic with striped sleeves, and wide knee-length breeches. He brandishes an upright sword behind him with his left hand and holds a trident in front of him with his right hand. The edge of the well is encircled by a broad band between two narrow. On the rim there is a wavy stem with striped leaves alternating with groups of closely-set short strokes, amidst stylized leaves and spots. A narrow band and a broad band encircle the rim. In the middle of the reverse there is a D inside a lozenge formed by a V and an inverted V. The back of the well and rim are decorated with three narrow concentric bands, a wide wavy band, two narrow concentric bands, another wide wavy band and two more narrow bands close to the rim. Two suspension holes have been bored through the rim, slightly off centre.


History note: Unknown before Lionel Harris

Legal notes

Given by Lionel Harris

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.5 cm
Height: 4.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Reus ⪼ Catalonia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-05-31) by Harris, Lionel


Early 17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1625 CE


Figurative subjects, such as warriors, were a characteristic of early 17th-century Catalan pottery. It is difficult to distinguish between products of the main centres, Barbelona and Reus.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of reduced-pigment lustre ( reddish-brown copper lustre)

Materials used in production

cream Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed cream, and painted in reddish-brown lustre

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.28-1930
Primary reference Number: 74094
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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