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Dish: C.191-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Renaissance maiolica dish, painted in polychrome with a putto in the middle, surrounded by concentric circles, radiating petals, leaves and bands.

Dish. Earthenware. The front is coated with cream slip (or tin glaze?) and covered with a bubbly lead glaze; the reverse is incised with concentric circles and is unglazed except for dribbles over the thin coating of slip near the rim. Painted underglaze in blue, green, yellow, and orange.
Shape 67. Circular with deep sloping sides, curving outwards at the rim, standing on a footring pierced by two correctly placed suspension holes.
In the middle, a putto runs towards the right, surrounded by blue and yellow concentric circles and eight radiating petals. Pointing inwards from the rim are eight pairs of orange and yellow leaves with a bud between each pair, separated by groups of three green leaves. Round the rim are two blue bands and a wide yellow band.

Notes

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

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.5 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Viterbo ⪼ Lazio ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 16th Century
Early 17th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1580 CE - 1620 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 392/8
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.191-1991
Primary reference Number: 72849
Packing number: EURCER 375
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Audit data

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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