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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

Fruit Dish

16th century (made)
Place of origin

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Glass with coloured enamels
Brief description
Fruit-dish, Spain (Barcelona), 1500-1599
  • Height: 6.0cm
  • Maximum width: 22.5cm
conversion size only
Gallery label
The bowl is painted in white with two hounds and two stags alternately arranged in four compartments formed by festoons of fruit and foliage, in green, yellow and blue, hanging from a border of scrolls and surrounding a central medallion. The dish is part of a group of Catalan glasses of the 16th century which are decorated with dogs running among foliage. There is one in the Corning Museum, two in the decorative arts museum in Barcelona, and one in the Museo di Vetrario di Murano, in Venice.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
cf. R. Schnidt 'Das Glas' 2nd ed. for similar specimen
Other number
8485 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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