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Ewer Basin
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Ewer Basin

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Description The lion in the center of this basin may be derived from the coat of arms of the kingdom of León in north-central Spain. Valencian potters produced Hispano-Moresque plates with heraldic devices for export to other parts of Spain as well as to Italy and France. A ewer, or pitcher, would originally have been placed in the basin. Together they would have been used for washing one's hands.
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Provenance William Rabdolph Hearst, San Simeon, until 1958; William Rabdolph Hearst Estate Sale, May 1958; Walters Art Museum, 1958, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1958

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ca. 1525-1575
earthenware with tin glaze and luster decoration
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H: 14 9/16 x Diam: 2 3/4 in. (37 x 7 cm)


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