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Plate: C.2098-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Probably Unidentified Manises pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware plate decorated in coppery-brown lustre

Dark buff earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in coppery-brown lustre. Circular with shallow curved sides and slightly everted rim. A suspension hole has been pierced near the edge. There are three spur marks in the middle. The front is decorated with a triangular area of a checked blanket pattern, on either side of which are narrower triangles with a plain ground filled with lustred circles surrounding a striped circle, and a motif resembling a bird's head and beak. Next to that there is a rectangular zone with zig-zag edges and a diagonal chequer pattern, and to the right of that a motif resembling a mound with grass growing from it, or possibly a crown. The edge is encircled by three narrow bands and a broad band. On the back there are six concentric circles.


History note: Sotheby's, 3 March, 1922. part of lot 87; bought by Hayman for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 17.7 cm
Height: 3.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Dec Oration composed of reduced-pigment lustre ( dark coppery-brown) Decoration

Materials used in production

cream, appearing pinkish Tin-glaze dark buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Dark buff earthenware, tin-glazed cream, and painted in coppery-brown lustre

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2098-1928
Primary reference Number: 76601
Old object number: 3759
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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