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Unidentified Deruta pottery (Maker)


Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with brassy-yellow lustre.
Shape 70, but deeper. Circular with narrow rim, wide shallow well with a slightly convex boss in the middle, surrounded by a circle rib, a sloping concave zone and an indented circle.
On the boss within a blue circle, a woman half-length in profile to left faces a plant with three flowers. The boss is surrounded by a broad lustre band decorated with blue interlace, outside which is a series of concentric circles: blue, reserved white, blue, lustre and blue. The sides are decorated with slanting pseudo-gadroons and the rim has two continuous interlacing lines. A lustre band encircles the edge. On the back are four spaced concentric lustre circles.


History note: A. Wylie; F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.5 cm
Height: 3.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1530 1530

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( blue) reduced pigment lustre ( silver-yellow, appearing brassy-yellow) tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, moulded, and tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with brassy-yellow lustre.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and blue printed border

  • Text: 'M24' in ink, 'Leverton/Harris/1926' in pencil
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink and pencil
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-1927
Primary reference Number: 48529
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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