Basin for a ewer, with fictive gadroonsOn display
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Basin for a ewer, with fictive gadroons
Date1520 - 1570
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed, painted in lustre
Dimensions40 cm (diameter)
6.5 cm (height)
No. of items
Presented by Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
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.
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), p. 432 no. 231