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Plate: C.2247-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Pasquale Rubati




Maiolica plate, painted onglaze in enamels with a man playing bagpipes sitting on a barrel.

Pale cream earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Three spur marks on the underside of the rim. Painted onglaze in green, yellow, scarlet, and brown enamels.
Shape 87. Circular, with alternating cusped and curved edge, producing six sides, sloping rim, and flat central area.
In the middle, a man playing bagpipes sits on a barrel. Beside him there is a man with a hurdy-gurdy who sits on a chair. Above are three butterflies, a fly and an exotic bird. There is a fence on the left of the barrel, and in the foreground to right and left, trees, flowers and an insect. The rim is outlined in brown. The back is marked in the middle in red enamel, `F./P.R./Milno '.


History note: Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased in February 1906 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher * for £1.10s.0d.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.2 cm
Height: 3.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Milan ⪼ Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
Circa 1770 CE - 1780 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in green, yellow, scarlet, and brown)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale cream earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Three spur marks on the underside of the rim. Painted onglaze in green, yellow, scarlet, and brown enamels.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: F./P.R./Milno (no raised)
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In red enamel
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2247-1928
Primary reference Number: 73287
Old object number: 2461
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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