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  • Place of origin:

    Delft (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1675 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed and painted earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by A. and R. Schapers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Such trial-pieces were used by the potters to be taken out of the kiln towards the end of the glaze-firing, to see if the glaze had developed properly and the right temperature had been reached.
These trial-pieces were found at the site of a former canal which backed onto the premises of some of the Delft potteries.

Physical description

Trial-piece, light, reddish-buff earthenware fragment, covered with a white tin-glaze ground and with painted blue stripes on either side.

Place of Origin

Delft (made)


1650-1675 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed and painted earthenware


Length: 78 mm, Width: 58 mm, Thickness: 5.5 mm average

Object history note

Found in Delft, Holland (fill of old City Canal - 'Zuidpoort'), 2002.

Descriptive line

Trial-piece, pottery fragment with blue stripes on a white ground, used as a glaze trial-piece, Delft, 1650-1675

Production Note

Manufacturing waste, found in Delft, Holland (fill of old City Canal - 'Zuidpoort'), 2002.


Tin-glazed earthenware


Tin-glazed; Painted


Ceramics Collection

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