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Plate: C.234-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Maiolica plate, painted in dark blue and white with a bust of a bearded man in profile to right.

Earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-blue overall. Painted in darker blue and white.
Circular with narrow sloping rim, curved well and recessed base.
A bust of a bearded man in profile to right, wearing a ruff and a doublet with three buttons. The background is shaded in blue, and close to the rim there is a faint blue band. On the back, interlacing petals outlined in blue radiate from the base.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 23 March 1926, Egyptian, Greek, Roman & Cypriote antiquities etc., lot 37; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.4 cm
Height: 3.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy
  • Padua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Second half of 16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1550 CE - 1600 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( darker blue and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-blue overall. Painted in darker blue and white.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular

  • Text: 12
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.234-1991
Primary reference Number: 73380
Packing number: EURCER 671
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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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