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Basin: C.295-1991

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Manises pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware basin for a ewer decorated with reddish-brown copper lustre

Earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed cream overall and painted in reddish-brown copper lustre. Circular with wide sloping rim moulded with spiral gadroons, and deep curved well with a central boss. the rim has been pierced by two suspension holes at the top of the rim. On the boss there is a coat-of-arms, surrounded by a band of 'beaded net', and in the well by bands of loops and scrolling flowers and foliage. Round the shoulder there is a narrow band of reserved 'wheels'. the gadroons on the rim are decorated with three patterns: 'beaded net', reserved 'wheels' and a flower on a leafy stalk. On the reverse, a central rosette is surrounded by two bands of fern foliage on coiling stems.


History note: Unknown before H.S. Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991 to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 37.9 cm
Height: 5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


15th Century, Late-16th Century, Early#
Circa 1490 CE - 1520 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

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Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.295-1991
Primary reference Number: 74239
Packing number: EURCER 133
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 October 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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