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Dish: C.39-1924

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Manises pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware dish decorated in blue and reddish copper lustre

Buff earthenware with cream tin-glaze, painted in blue and reddish copper lustre. Circular with curved sides and slightly everted rim, standing on a footring with a convex area within it. In the well within a circle there is a bird standing facing to the viewer's left amidst stylized foliage. The sloping rim is decorated with three blue plants with three stems and with lustred horizontal sprays of rounded leaves and further leaves and half-leaves in the background. A narrow and a wide band encircle the rim. On the reverse, there is '10' or 'in' in the middle surrounded by six small swirls, all in lustre. There are two suspension holes at the top, and six spur marks in the middle (or three spur marks and three flaws in the glaze).


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs E. L. Calverley

Legal notes

Given by Mrs E. L. Calverley

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.6 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1924-12) by Calverley, E.L., Mrs


17th Century#
Circa 1625 CE - 1700 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) reduced-pigment lustre ( reddish copper lustre)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
cream Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 10 or in
  • Location: On reverse
  • Method of creation: Painted in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1924
Primary reference Number: 74766
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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