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Dish: C.29-1931

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Current Location: In storage


Probably Unidentified Manises pottery (Pottery)
Perhaps Unidentified Muel pottery (Pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware dish painted in reddish-brown lustre

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed cream and painted in red-brown lustre. Circular with a wide sloping rim, a curved well and central boss with a small circular depression in the centre. The centre of the boss is decorated with a spot within a circle. The rest of the boss is lustred overall. The well is divided into eight panels, four containg a large leaf surrounded by flower heads within curling tendrils, and four containing close-set zig-zag lines. A narrow band and a broad band encircle the edge of the well. The rim is divided into sixteen compartments containing similar alternating designs. The reverse has a large multi-petalled flowerhead in the centre, outside which are four concentric bands, a broader band, and four more narrow concentric bands. The underside of the rim has a border of large fern-like and smaller oval leaves on tendrils. A suspension hole has been bored through the rim.


History note: Unknown before donor, Mrs W. D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W. D. Dickison

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 38.5 cm
Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain
  • Muel ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-05-05) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Second or third quarter of 16th century
Circa 1525 CE - 1575 CE

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed cream, and painted in red-brown reduced-pigment lustre

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.29-1931
Primary reference Number: 74203
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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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