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Date1600 - 1700
Material and technique
earthenware, marbled, brown and cream clays beneath a lead glaze
Dimensions23 cm (height)
No. of items
Purchased, with funds presented by Martin Foley, 2010.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 40 | European Ceramics
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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.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A glaze to which lead oxide is added as flux to lower its melting point.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), pp. 402-403 no. 213