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Dish: C.206-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown


  • Dish
  • shallow dish on low foot



Renaissance maiolica shallow dish on low foot, painted in polychrome with St Cecilia between the piers of an arcade.

Dish. Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse greyish-white. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, and white.
Shape 78, rather heavy for its size. Circular with shallow upturned sides, standing on a low foot.
St Cecilia, holding a set of pipes and a palm, stands with her head in profile in a niche between the piers of an arcade. In the foreground there is grass and on either side of the piers, trees, distant mountains and sky. The rim is yellow.


History note: Purchased from Fritz Broo on 26 September 1931 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century
Circa 1530 - 1540


The figure may have been based on an engraving of a Muse by Marcantonio Raimondi after Raphael.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse greyish-white. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, and white.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: part of a circular label with serrated edge

  • Text: 135/1
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.206-1991
Primary reference Number: 73063
Packing number: EURCER 689
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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