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Bowl: C.3-1932

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in poychrome with, in the middle, a shield and, on the sides, palmettes, cornucopiae and leaf borders.

Pale yellowish buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the interior of the bowl and exterior; the interior of the foot unglazed. Painted in blue, green, yellow, dark yellow, red, manganese, and black.
Shape 73. Circular with deep sides and almost flat base; high spreading foot with a sloping outer edge.
In the middle, framed by blue and yellow zig-zags between concentric circles, is a shield of testa di cavallo form charged with the arms or, six balls gules (shown dark yellow) surrounding one azure charged with three fleurs-de-lis or, set diagonally on a square with blue and yellow corners, reserved in a yellow ground decorated with blue dotted geometrical motifs. On the sides, green and blue palmettes alternate with formal plants flanked by cornucopiae reserved in a dark yellow ground. A blue band encircles the rim. Outside, there are formal plants flanked by cornucopiae reserved in a dark yellow ground, with above, a blue and yellow leaf border, and below, blue and yellow horizontal bands. The underside of the bowl is decorated with red and dark yellow San Bernardino rays radiating from blue and yellow concentric bands. On the stem and foot are mock gadroons with yellow diamonds in the spaces at their lower ends, and, on the outer edge, a border of scale pattern between blue bands.

Notes

History note: Alfred Spero, London

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Montelupo ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1932-01-07) by Spero, Alfred

Dating

16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1525 1525 CE

Note

Formerly attributed to Cafaggiolo, but more likely to have been made at Montelupo.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, dark yellow, red, manganese, and black) Foot: Diameter 14.6 cm
Rim: Diameter 27.0 cm

Materials used in production

except foot interior Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale yellowish buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the interior of the bowl and exterior; the interior of the foot unglazed. Painted in blue, green, yellow, dark yellow, red, manganese, and black.
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1932
Primary reference Number: 48355
Glaishe additions number: C.36-1932
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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