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1400-1425 (made)
Place Of Origin

The fragment shows part of a quatrefoil reserve panel, and a corner with smaller motifs in reserve on a dotted ground. Ray (2000).

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware
Brief Description
Tile fragment, made in Manises, Spain, 1400-1425, tin-glazed earthenware
Physical Description
The fragment shows part of a quatrefoil reserve panel, and a corner with smaller motifs in reserve on a dotted ground. Ray (2000).
  • Width: 11.8cm
  • Thickness depth: 1.3cm
Gallery Label
Fragment, tile Made in Manises, Valencia, Spain 1400-1425 Tin-glazed earthenware C.205-1912 Gift of Senor G.J. de Osma(16/07/2008)
Credit line
Given by Senor G. J. de Osma
Object history
Extract from report by Mr. A Vande Put dated 18.7.12:

'On the 16 inst. Señor de Osma left with me, to hand to the Ceramic Depart. a parcel of eleven fragments of enamelled pottery and tiles discovered recently at Manises.

Pottery = 8. 4 Lustred fragments, 3 ornamented in blue only, 1 ornamented in manganese only.

Tiles = 3. Blue and white. They are, he stated, fairly representative of the finds now being made at that locality, and have been chosen as all coming from the same terrain, and of , probably, the same date. The shard ornamented in manganese is somewhat of a rarity; of this style no perfect specimen is known. The large fragment of the alafia and 'agiafe' variety has - like the rest of its ornamentation (in blue) - a bank shield in the centre. It is most interesting because it was evidently rejected before the lustre pigment was applied'.
Bibliographic Reference
Ray, Anthony. Spanish Pottery 1248-1898 : with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum London, V&A Publications, 2000
Other Number
613 - Spanish pottery, Ray (2000)
Accession Number

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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