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Dish: C.193-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Renaissance maiolica dish, painted in polychrome with a vine leaf, in the middle, surrounded by five vine leaves pointing outwards and five more pointing inwards, on the rim.

Earthenware, tin-glazed pale cream overall; the reverse is tinged with green and there are three spur marks on the front. Painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown.
Shape 67. Circular with curved sides and everted rim, standing on a solid base.
In the middle, there is a vine leaf surrounded by five more pointing outwards and five half leaves pointing inwards from the rim. The central leaf is encircled by tendrils bearing five buds or small bunches of grapes with blue strokes in the spaces. The back is decorated with three concentric manganese-brown bands midway across the sides.


History note: 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: 31.6 cm
Height: 5.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Montelupo ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed pale cream overall; the reverse is tinged with green and there are three spur marks on the front. Painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 392/L
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.193-1991
Primary reference Number: 48479
Packing number: EURCER 670
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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