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Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella

Ceramics

<p>There is a large ceramic panel in the Museum courtyard with the image of Saint James.</p>

There is a large ceramic panel in the Museum courtyard with the image of Saint James.

The Museum has a display of traditional Catalan blue pieces, mainly from the late 18th and early 20th centuries. Some of the pieces were purely decorative while others had practical everyday functions. 

Among the ornamental pieces are traditional tiles from the 18th century showing the crafts of the period, and noucentista tiles from the 20th century. There is also a 17th-century panel with an image of Santa Madrona in front of the port of Barcelona and the mountain of Montjuïc. It comes from the old Carrer de la Pansa in Calella and is one of the oldest ceramic groups in the Museum. Other important exhibits include the glazed roof tiles and Andalusian tiles in the historical noucentista style that were found in the Torre dels Anglesos, a house in Calella built in the late 19th century by an English salesman of textile machinery and demolished in 1979. 

The practical ceramic ware comes from old Catalan houses and includes pieces from the 17th century, such as a display of plates and other kitchen utensils, known as ansats, poals and tupís. One of the most remarkable pieces, however, is the fragment of a manganese-green plate.

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<p>Ceramic panel showing santa Madrona protecting the city of Barcelona.</p>
Panel of Santa Madrona
Panel of Santa Madrona
<p>The Calella Chapel of El Roser of Calella served as a backdrop for this 19th&ndash;century panel.</p>
Panel of Sant Jaume
Panel of Sant Jaume
<p>Piece that forms part of a modernista set of seven ceramic tiles.</p>
Modernista tile
Modernista tile
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