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  • Place of origin:

    Seville (made)

  • Date:

    1525-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with moulded and lustre decoration

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 144, The Headley Trust Gallery, case EXP

Physical description

Ceiling tile of earthenware, glazed in honey-brown, green, blue, manganese and white, and lustred. Moulded with part of a complete design creates a series of octagonal coffers containing a rayed circled of flower-heads centred on a twelve-petalled flower, alternating with acanthus leaves with half-diamonds containing acanthus leaves.

Place of Origin

Seville (made)


1525-1550 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with moulded and lustre decoration


Length: 29.3 cm, Width: 12 cm, Depth: 3.4 cm thickness

Object history note

From the inner roof of an old church at Carmona, near Seville.

Descriptive line

Tile, tin-glazed earthenware with moulded and lustre decoration, made in Seville, Spain, 1525-1550

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ray, Anthony. Spanish Pottery 1248-1898 : with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum London, V&A Publications, 2000

Labels and date

Made in Seville, Spain Early 16th century
Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration

97:11-1881 [16/07/2008]


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Glazed; Moulded; Lustre-painted


Ceramics; Tiles


Ceramics Collection

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