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Basin: C.84-1927

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Object information

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with brassy-yellow lustre.
Shape 70, but deeper. Circular with narrow rim, wide shallow well with a slightly convex boss in the middle, surrounded by a circle rib, a sloping concave zone and an indented circle.
On the boss within a blue circle, a woman half-length in profile to left faces a plant with three flowers. The boss is surrounded by a broad lustre band decorated with blue interlace, outside which is a series of concentric circles: blue, reserved white, blue, lustre and blue. The sides are decorated with slanting pseudo-gadroons and the rim has two continuous interlacing lines. A lustre band encircles the edge. On the back are four spaced concentric lustre circles.

A. Wylie; F. Leverton Harris.

Named entities

  • Basin
  • Shallow basin for ewer
  • Dish for a ewer

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1926



Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Measurements and weight

  • Diameter: 31.5 cm
  • Height: 3.5 cm

Agents depicted

Subjects depicted

Components of the work

Materials used in production

Techniques used in production

  • Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, moulded, and tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with brassy-yellow lustre.
  • Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and blue printed border

  • Text: 'M24' in ink, 'Leverton/Harris/1926' in pencil
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink and pencil
  • Type: Label

Associated department: Applied Arts

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Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021
  • Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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