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Artist/makerMedici porcelain factory (1575 - early 17th century) (manufacturer)
Datec. 1575 - 1587
Material and technique
soft paste porcelain, moulded with underglaze blue
Dimensions18.5 cm (height)
No. of items
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1896.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 56 | Arts of the Renaissance
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica (Oxford/Phaidon, Christie's in association with the Ashmolean Museum, 1989), 32
Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 63 on p. 64, illus. p. 64 fig. 63
Wilson, Timothy, Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, 1 (Oxford/Ashmolean Museum, 2017), p. 415 no. 219