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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1855,1201.87

  • Description

    Dish; earthenware; large, with slightly curving sides and sloping rim; covered both sides with a cream tin-glaze, speckled blue; painted with copper-brown, gold and blue lustre, run in places; obverse, in the centre a coat of arms, shield à bouche, per fesse or and azure, four chains in saltire joined at the centre by a ring, all counterchanged, arms of the Zati family of Florence; shield is surrounded by flowers within circular scrolls on a dotted ground, all in lustre within a cable border; the rest is painted in the `bryony' pattern in lustre and blue; two suspension holes at the bottom; reverse, three concentric circles of foliate circular scrolls in lustre on lustre dotted ground; blue, stemmed trefoils in between.

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  • Date

    • 1430-1450 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 47.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Content

        684
  • Curator's comments

    Spallanzani 2006, p. 218 for Inventory of Bartolo Zati of FLorence, 1426, mentions seven scodelle of Valencian pottery. A fragment with same arms excavated in Manises, loc. cit.

    Bibliography: van de Put 1904 p.79, pl.XIX.

  • Bibliography

    • Spallanzani 2006 plate 44 and p. 217 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1993 Jan-present, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Renaissance Applied Arts LT Loan

  • Condition

    Rim chips and pink patches.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1855

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1855,1201.87

  • Additional IDs

    • BL.1970 (Bernal Collection)

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