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Bowl: C.79-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unidentified Deruta pottery




Maiolica bowl, painted blue, green, yellow and orange, with a bust of a young woman.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange.
Shape 77. Circular with shallow curving sides, standing on a narrow footring.
In the middle, a bust of a young woman faces in profile to right surrounded by a T-shaped area of blue shading. The monogram IS or `S' crossed by a stroke is in front of her. Below the rim is a border of blue and yellow dots between blue bands, and blue slanting dashes between blue bands. The rim is yellow.


History note: Stora, Paris, from whom purchased in 1925 by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.6 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century
Circa 1520 CE - 1540 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

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

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.79-1927
Primary reference Number: 48675
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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