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Bowl: C.105-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed off-white overall. Painted in dark blue, yellow, orange, and a little green.
Shape approximately 60 with convex middle. Circular with broad sloping rim and deep well. The rim has warped during firing.
In the middle, St Francis prays before a Cross, framed by concentric blue circles and nine points enclosing green triangles. On the sides of the well are nine part-yellow and part-orange fruits with a curved line and short strokes above each. The rim is decorated with concentric bands of triangles, paired leaves, ladders, zigzags and circles, and scallops in blue, yellow and orange. A yellow band encircles the edge. The back is inscribed in the middle in dark blue, MI in monogram crossed by a paraph. The sides of the well are decorated with small overlapping petals and the rim with larger overlapping petals.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26.2 cm
Height: 6.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1520 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, yellow, orange, and a little green)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed off-white overall. Painted in dark blue, yellow, orange, and a little green.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

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

Inscription present: part of a rectangular label with cut corners and blue border

  • Text: M.20
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.105-1927
Primary reference Number: 71231
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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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