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Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white overall; the reverse tinged with dark pink in several places. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and opaque white.
Shape 50. Circular with a slight depression in the middle. The plate has warped during firing.
The central medallion contains a beribboned shield charged with the arms argent, a fess gules (shown orange) between three crescents vert, two and one, a chief of Anjou, surrounded by blue concentric circles and radiating petals in bianco sopra bianco. Round the rim is a blue border comprising four concentric circles of different widths, a band of lozenges with dots in the spaces, and narrow and wide concentric circles. On the back, interlacing blue petal outlines radiate from the base.


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.3 cm
Height: 2.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
Circa 1520 - 1550

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: Leverton Harris/Bequest/1926
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: C.57/1927/(M.14)
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.57-1927
Primary reference Number: 48648
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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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