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Dish: C.197-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Terchi, Bartholomeo (Attributed to)




Maiolica dish, painted in blue, green, yellow, and brown with a pastoral scene.

Earthenware. Tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, sage-green, yellow, and manganese-brown.
Shape 65. Circular with narrow sloping rim and shallow well.
A pastoral scene. On the right, a shepherd holding a rod stands in front of a tree beside a stream at which his flock are drinking. On the left, a peasant woman sits watching accompanied by a boy. In the background there is a forest and a distant town with a cloudy sky above. A yellow band encircles the rim.


History note: Probably William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 98; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.4 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Siena ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy
  • Bassano di Sutri ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


18th Century
Circa 1730 CE - 1740 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, sage-green, yellow, and manganese-brown)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware. Tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, sage-green, yellow, and manganese-brown.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.197-1991
Primary reference Number: 48320
Packing number: EURCER 314
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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