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Roundel: C.2233-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Gentili, Carmine
Artist: Perelle, Gabriel (After)




Maiolica roundel, painted in polychrome with a shore scene of trees, figures, ships, and buildings on rugged cliffs.

Earthenware, tin-glazed off-white on both sides. Painted in pale greyish-blue, sage-green, yellow, brown, grey, and black.
Circular with raised edge.
A shore scene with two trees, figures, and ships at anchor in the foreground, and buildings on rugged cliffs in the distance. A dark brown and a yellow band encircle the outer edge. The centre of the reverse is signed `C:ne G:li P:/1716' in pale greyish-blue.


History note: Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher (MS 1479).

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.6 cm
Diameter: 18.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Castelli ⪼ The Abruzzi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1716 : dated


This view was derived from a rectangular etching of a shore scene by Gabriel PĂ©relle (1603-77) or his sons, Nicolas and Adam, who worked with him.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( pale greyish-blue, sage-green, yellow, brown, grey, and black)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed off-white on both sides. Painted in pale greyish-blue, sage-green, yellow, brown, grey, and black.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C:ne G:li P:/1716
  • Location: Centre of the reverse
  • Method of creation: In pale greyish-blue
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2233-1928
Primary reference Number: 73274
Old object number: 1479
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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