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made in Italy

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Ink pot

This maiolica ink pot in the form of a tortoise was made in the first half of the 16th century in Italy, possibly in the Po Valley or Veneto.

The ink pot is decorated with floral scrolls in a cream white slip on a yellow ground.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-463-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1873.47.5
Date: 1500 - 1550
First half of the 16th century
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 80 mm H x 112 mm L x 100 mm W
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Padua
Where: Italy, Po Valley / Veneto
Description: Maiolica ink pot in the form of a tortoise with floral scrolls in cream white slip on a yellow ground: Italian, possibly Po Valley or Veneto, 1500 - 1550
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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