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  • Place of origin:

    Lisbon (city) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650-1675 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case H1, shelf 3

Physical description

The dish is decorated with a decorative coat of arms, formerly identified as belonging to the Silvas family. The shield bears a lion rampant and is surmounted by a helmet crest with scrolled mantling. The rim is decorated with pairs of fruit alternating wth leaves and spirals. Underneath are small scrolled stems.

Place of Origin

Lisbon (city) (made)


ca. 1650-1675 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Diameter: 15.75 in

Object history note

Formerly in the collection of Oswald Crawfurd, C.M.G., H.B.M., Consul at Oporto. Exhibited at the Museum on loan between 1888 and 1897. Purchased for £5.5s from his sale at Christies (lot 221).

Descriptive line

Dish with coat of arms in dark blue outlined in dark manganese purple, made in Lisbon, Portugal, about 1650-75, tin-glazed earthenware

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

Ray, Anthony. Spanish Pottery 1248-1898. London : V&A Publications, 2000.
Queiroz, José. Ceramica Portugueza, 1907

Labels and date

Made in Lisbon, Portugal about 1650-75
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.60-1910 Formerly Oswald Crawfurd Collection

The dish is decorated with the coat of arms of the Silvas family. [16/07/2008]


Tin-glazed earthenware




Ceramics Collection

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