Plate with bird among leafy and fruity spraysOn display
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Plate with bird among leafy and fruity sprays
Datec. 1530 - 1560
Material and technique
earthenware, tin-glazed (maiolica)
Dimensions23.6 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 35 | West meets East
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. 77 no. 24