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Dish: C.206-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

  • Dish
  • shallow dish on low foot

Categories

Description

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.

Notes

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

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1530 - 1540

Note

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

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

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

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.206-1991
Primary reference Number: 73063
Packing number: EURCER 689
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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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