Pitcher fragments

Olarias de Vila Nova1700/1800

Museu do Douro

Museu do Douro
Peso da Régua, Portugal

Fragments of a pitcher from the excavations at the Monastery of S. João de Tarouca, reconstituted in the conservation and restoration laboratory of the Museu do Douro. This kind of faience was intended for export, being found only in social contexts of the high nobility and clergy, as is the case of this Monastery.


  • Title: Pitcher fragments
  • Creator: Olarias de Vila Nova
  • Creator Nationality: Portuguese
  • Date Created: 1700/1800
  • Physical Location: Peso da Régua, Portugal
  • Location: São João de Tarouca manastery
  • Location Created: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 200 x Ø 230 mm
  • Original Language: Portuguese
  • Provenance: Museu de Lamego Collection lent to Museu do Douro (Archaeological Intervention in the Monastery of S. João de Tarouca - Direção Regional de Cultura do Norte)
  • Type: Archeological artifact
  • Medium: Glazed Polychrome Faience

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