Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by



  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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.


  • Date

    • 1430-1450 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 47.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

  • 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


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

  • Condition

    Rim chips and pink patches.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • BL.1970 (Bernal Collection)


If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: MCN11895

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 


Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help