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Plate: C.2211-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Maker: Unknown




Maiolica plate, painted in polychrome with, on the front, a pear and gourd surrounded by a stem with flowers.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-blue overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and white.
Shape 51. Circular with broad, sloping rim and small, very shallow well.
The front is decorated with a pear and a gourd, surrounded by a spiralling stem bearing three flowers, separated by braces of pears and foliage. Two narrow blue bands encircle the rim. On the back, interlacing petals outlined in blue radiate from the footring.


History note: Carrer (Cavivi?), Venice, from whom purchased in October 1903 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (Typed Cat. 1888).

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.0 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


16th century
Circa 1545 - 1600

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Components of the work

Decoraton composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, and white)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-blue overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and white.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2211-1928
Primary reference Number: 73233
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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

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