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Plate: C.226-1991

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Probably Patanazzi family (Workshop)


Maiolica plate, painted in polychrome, with a Cupid holding a drum and horn, surrounded by radiating grotesques.

Plate. Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and brown.
Approximately 59. Circular with gently sloping rim and shallow curved well, with recessed base.
In the middle, a Cupid holding a drum and horn stands in a landscape encircled by a yellow and orange petal border, surrounded by radiating grotesques edged by yellow and orange simulated beading. On the rim there are four pseudo-gems and grotesques. The edge is encircled by two narrow orange bands, and a yellow band with pairs of orange strokes and blue and white spots on it. The back is encircled by yellow bands: one round the foot, two at the shoulder, and two by the outer edge.


History note: Dr Alfred Pringsheim; Sotheby's, 20 July 1939, Catalogue of the renowned collection of Italian majolica, the property of Dr Alfred Pringsheim of Munich, second part of lot 377; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.0 cm
Height: 3.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


16th century
Circa 1580 - 1600

School or Style

Renaissance Mannerist

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, and brown)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and brown.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.226-1991
Primary reference Number: 73299
Packing number: EURCER 384
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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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