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White jug, shaped like a large goblet. It is decorated with copper-coloured vine leaves and scrolls. At the front of the jug has a shield painted blue and copper. By the early 1400s, the potteries of Valencia in southern Spain had started to produce fine tin-glazed earthenwares decorated with glossy designs in copper or gold. Colloquially known as 'lustrewares' the pots often include religious symbols and inscriptions or armourials on a highly decorated ground of stylised botanical motifs. By the mid-1400s, Valencia had become the most important centre of lustreware production in Spain, and the pottery was exported via Genoa around the Mediterranean and to northern Europe and the Baltic. There were regular consignments of these luxury pots into London from the 1450s.
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