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Dish: C.144-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Maiolica dish, painted in blue, green and yellow with, in the middle, a stylised plant surrounded by concentric circles on the rim.

Dish. Tin-glazed earthenware. Thickly potted and abnormally heavy for its size, covered with thick tin glaze, except for the area within the footring, where it has been removed. The glaze has crawled and there are numerous pinholes and fine cracks. Painted in dark blue, green, and lemon yellow.
Approximately shape 36 but standing on a footring.
In the middle is a stylised plant with a nine-petalled flower, surrounded by concentric blue, yellow, and blue circles, a narrow blue circle with short strokes over it, and another blue circle. The rim is decorated with a continuous stem of paired blue leaves between green bands.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger, 1950 Bequest.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 29.5 cm
Height: 6.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

16th century
17th Century
Circa 1500 - 1700

Note

Probably Central Italy

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, green, and lemon yellow)

Materials used in production

except for the area within the footring Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Thickly potted and abnormally heavy for its size, covered with thick tin glaze, except for the area within the footring, where it has been removed. The glaze has crawled and there are numerous pinholes and fine cracks. Painted in dark blue, green, and lemon yellow.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 527/a
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.144-1991
Primary reference Number: 72010
Packing number: EURCER 337
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Audit data

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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