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Holy water stoup

Holy water stoup

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rennes pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in manganese

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Stuart Gerald Davis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 46, shelf 3

Physical description

Formed as Saint Veronica holding up the shroud, the water compartment being formed as the face of Christ in relief; the detailing picked out in manganese

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1750-1800 (made)


Rennes pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in manganese

Object history note

Paper label: 'Rennes [crossed out] RENNES or Schleswig C.170-51'

Descriptive line

Tin-glazed earthenware holy water stoup, painted in manganese, made in France, about 1750-1800, possibly by Rennes pottery factory

Production Note

Acquired as French (Rennes) or Schleswig area, 18th century

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware; Christianity


Ceramics Collection

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