Flask or hand-warmer in the form of a bookOn display
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Flask or hand-warmer in the form of a book
Date18th century (1701 - 1800)
Material and technique
earthenware; slipware, moulded
Dimensions14.5 cm (height)
8.6 cm (length)
4.5 cm (width)
No. of items
Presented by C.A. de Costa Andrade, (Mr Cyril Andrade).
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 40 | European Ceramics
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), p. 406 no. 216