Restoration of the Xàbia Museum Collection

Castellano/Valenciano

Translated from photocopy of Spanish and Valenciano text.
(Chris BJ)

English

Restoration of the Xàbia Museum Collection

One of the main responsibilities of the museum is the conservation of the pieces and materials it houses. This year we have been able to restore an assemblage of pieces having a distinct chronology and function, clearly displaying the diversity of the Museum of Xàbia's collection.

This work was carried out over the summer by Maite Gay Arenas, a restorer of cultural assets and regular collaborator with the museum.

The pieces on display use different media: three are metal, four are glazed ceramics and the last is made of plastered and painted wood.

Destral plana de bronze
Flat bronze axe – dating from prehistoric times (2000 years BCE). Part of the Cruanyes family donation.

Sivella d'arc amb passador de bronze
Bronze arc-shaped buckle and fastener – from the late Islamic medieval period (end of 12th-early 13th century). From one of the burials of "La máqbara" – Islamic cemetery of Llenes - Benissa

Esquellot de ferro
Iron "cowbell" – of a sheep or goat from the Medieval period. From a disused underground silo in Xàbia Town which had been turned into a rubbish tip in the second half of the 15th century.

Plat pla de ceràmica esmaltada
Flat glazed ceramic plate – with a reflective metallic and blue decoration on a white tin glaze, produced in the Manises/Paterna workshops, 15th Century. Xàbia Town, church square, silo No 2.

Safa de ceràmica esmaltada
Glazed ceramic bowl - with blue decoration on white tin glaze, produced in the Manises/Paterna workshops, 15th Century. Xàbia Town, church square, silo No 2.

Potet de ceràmica esmaltada
Glazed ceramic pot - in white tin glaze, produced in the Manises/Paterna workshops, 15th Century. Xàbia Town, church square, silo No 2.

Saler de ceràmica esmaltada
Glazed ceramic salt cruet - with a reflective metallic decoration on white tin glaze. produced in the Manises/Paterna workshops, First quarter of the 18th Century. Xàbia Town, Central Cinema.

Mascaró de proa
Figurehead from the prow - of the passenger boat "Pepe Tono". Painted plastered wood representing Joaquina Bolufer, daughter of the ship owner, J.A. Bolufer. Around 1877

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