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Bowl: C.111-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Uncertain)




Shallow bowl. Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall with blue smudges on the reverse. Painted in dark blue, blue, green, yellow, orange, black, and white.
Circular with shallow gently curved sides.
A bust of a young woman facing front, her head inclined to her left and her eyes cast downwards to her left. Over her blonde hair she wears a turban-like cap which is decorated with orange trophies and has an oval green jewel at centre front. Round her neck she has a string of orange beads and a thin black necklace which disappears between her breasts. Her gown has green and orange sleeves and a dark-blue decolleté bodice with incised decoration and a white edging. Projecting on either side of her head is an elaborately coiled scroll inscribed `DIA/NORA' and decorated with formal plant motifs in dark blue. The background is blue.


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.5 cm
Height: 3.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Castel Durante ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
19th century
Circa 1525 CE - 1540 CE Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE


Place of manufacture uncertain, possibly Castel Durante or another town in the Marches.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall with blue smudges on the reverse. Painted in dark blue, blue, green, yellow, orange, black, and white.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

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

Inscription present: small circular label

  • Text: 96B
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.111-1927
Primary reference Number: 71331
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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