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Two-handled jar: C.92-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Probably Unknown (Potter)


Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior, and more thinly on the interior; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue, yellow, and a little green.
Albarello with slightly waisted body, sloping shoulders, short cylindrical neck, and two twisted handles, each with a thumb print at its base.
The back and front are decorated with rectangular panels bordered by slanting strokes between vertical lines. One contains a label, inscribed `DE CARNE/CRV ISOPIV/COTA CENO(E)/SONIFNO', with four blue half-leaves and three yellow trefoils above and below. The other contains a flower with four elongated yellow petals and a green centre, surrounded by a blue contour line with blue fan-like palmettes in the spaces. Below are blue slanting lines; on the shoulder San Bernardino rays; and, on the neck, yellow dashes between horizontal blue bands. The handles are striped in blue and yellow.


History note: Adolf von Beckerath; Berlin, Lepke, 4 November 1913, Die Majolika-Sammlung Adolf von Beckerath, lot 76, pl. 20. F. Leverton Harris.

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F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.7 cm
Width: 27.0 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 15th century
Circa 1470 CE - 1500 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, yellow, and a little green) tin-glaze Rim Diameter 11.5 cm
Base Diameter 11.8 cm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On front
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.92-1927
Primary reference Number: 48777
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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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