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Bowl: C.13-1931

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): case 2, shelf C


Maker: Unidentified Deruta pottery


  • Bowl
  • broad-rimmed bowl
  • tondino



Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with yellow lustre.
Shape 60. Circular with a broad, slightly sloping rim and small deep well.
The central medallion contains a stylised plant, surrounded by a lustre band over a blue one. On the lower part of the side of the well, there are three rows of scales. The rim is decorated with lustred pointed rays alternating with buds on stems, and two bands of lustre encircle the outer edge. On the back, there are two lustre bands on the side of the well and one midway across the rim.


History note: William Morris (d. 1896); Miss May Morris

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.8 cm
Height: 4.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1931-05-05) by Morris, May


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 - 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)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with yellow lustre.

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-1931
Primary reference Number: 48556
Glaisher additions number: Gl. Add.27
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 17 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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