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Fragment: C.123-1927

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Maker)


Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale cream overall. Painted in mid- and dark blue, green, yellow, and brownish-orange.
Originally circular with wide flat rim and deep curved well.
In the well, the missing central medallion is framed by a band of blue knots on a yellow ground, a wide blue band, darker blue scallops, alternating green and yellow stylized plant motifs, and another blue band. The rim is decorated with short blue radiating strokes on a yellow ground, orange scales outlined in dark blue with a cream c in each scale, and, round the edge, blue scallops on a yellow band. On the back, there are blue outlined leaves each with a central longitudinal vein, crossed in blue on one leaf and dark yellow on the next, and, in the spaces by the rim, green dabs.


History note: Purportedly purchased in Siena by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.8 cm
Height: 3.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Siena ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton


16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1525 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( mid- and dark blue, green, yellow, and brownish-orange) Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.123-1927
Primary reference Number: 48103
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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