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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    G.609

  • Description

    Dish; earthenware; large, shallow, sides sloping to centre, slight half-way ridge; covered both sides with a creamy tin-glaze and painted with copper-brown lustre; obverse, ribs outline petal shaped compartments filled with pellets; in the centre a shield of arms, quarterly per saltire four pellets reserved in white on lustre, and two eagles for Sicily; outside this the dot-and-stalk motif, thistles and leaves; two suspension holes; reverse, five concentric bands of diagonal lines; in the centre a spiral wheel.

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  • Date

    • 15thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 45 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See also 1878,1230.336
    Bibliography: van de Put 1904 pp.90-91.

  • Bibliography

    • Godman 1901 263 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

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

  • Condition

    Chipped and worn.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1983

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    G.609


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