Pouring vessel in shape of two shellsOn display
Contact us about this object
Pouring vessel in shape of two shells
Date1560 - 1620
Material and technique
earthenware, slipcoated; slipware marbled
Dimensions9.9 cm (height)
10.2 cm (width)
15.2 cm (length)
No. of items
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.
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. 404 no. 214