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Dish: C.236-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Workshop: Domenego da Venezia

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Description

Renaissance maiolica dish, painted in polychrome with two warriors sitting on a rock.

Dish. Earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, brownish-black, and white.
Shape 68. Circular with deep sides, curving outwards at the rim, standing on a footring.
In the middle, two warriors, perhaps Ulysses and Ajax, sit on a rock. The one on the left wears a helmet, tunic and cuirass, and holds a spear or staff in his right hand. He turns to his left to speak to a bearded man who wears a tunic and cuirass. In the foreground are grass, a stream and a stony path; on the right further back, two trees, and in the distance, blue hills and buildings. A narrow blue band and a wider yellow band encircle the rim.

Notes

History note: Gen-Dir. Max Singewald; Frankfurt am Main, Bangel, 25 October 1927, Sammlung Gen=Dir. M. Singewald=Leipzig Italienische Majoliken, lot 37 & pl. 4. 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: 24.4 cm
Height: 5.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1555 - 1570

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, brownish-black, and white)
Foot Diameter 13.3 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, brownish-black, and white.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 698
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In faded ink or cold paint
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.236-1991
Primary reference Number: 73404
Packing number: EURCER 676
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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