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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Aquamanile

1300-1399 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Aquamanile of red earthenware in the form of a stag covered with a yellow glaze tinged with green. It has a tubular body and the antlers lie back to form the handle. The hind legs are missing.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Red earthenware and a yellow glaze tinged with green
Brief Description
Red earthenware covered with yellowish lead glaze and green glaze. English (Rye), 14th century.
Physical Description
Aquamanile of red earthenware in the form of a stag covered with a yellow glaze tinged with green. It has a tubular body and the antlers lie back to form the handle. The hind legs are missing.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.5in
  • Length: 14in
Gallery Label
  • Ewer (aquamanile) Made in Rye, Sussex, England, 14th century Red earthenware with lead glaze C.343-1919 Given by Lady Lister Found near Maresfield, Sussex.(23/05/2008)
  • Ewer (aquamanile) in form of stag, Sussex (Rye), 1300-1400(2010 (TAB))
Credit line
Given by Lady Lister
Object history
Lent by W.C. Alexander to the Burlington Fine Arts Exhibition in 1914.

Given by Mrs. W.T. Lister of Heathfield Park, Heathfield, Sussex, on 26 March 1919. 1350/1919

Temporary entry pending creation of acquisition record.

Found near Maresfield, East Sussex according to Mr. Alexander.

Number 23 in the Sutton Collection.

Given by Lady Lister.

Information as to the origin of the objects that form this gift has been extracted from a manuscript book prepared by the late Mrs. W.C. Alexander and lent to Mr. Rackham by the donor in 1919. All the objects in the gift were inherited by the donor from her father.

Extract from letter of 31 August 1911 from Mr. Thomas Sutton of 55 South Street, Eastbourne, to Mr. W.C. Alexander...
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Rackham, Bernard & Read, Herbert, English Pottery, (London: Benn, 1924), p.12.
  • Hobson, R. L., Catalogue of a collection of early English earthenware and other works of art, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1913.
Collection
Accession Number
C.343-1919

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record createdSeptember 29, 1998
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