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Dish: C.237-1991

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Maker(s)

Domenego da Venezia (Workshop)

Description

Renaissance maiolica shallow dish on a foot, painted in polychrome with a scene from classical history, perhaps the suicide of Ajax.

Shallow dish on a foot. Earthenware, tin-glazed pale blueish-grey overall; the reverse slightly tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white.
Shape 79 with a low spreading foot. Circular with shallow upturned sides.
A scene from classical history, perhaps the suicide of Ajax. On the right, a man throws himself on his sword, and on the left, two warriors converse, seated on a rock. One is clean-shaven, wears a helmet and a cuirass over a tunic and holds a spear, while the other is bearded and wears a tunic and boots. In the foreground are stony paths and grass, and in the background, a bush and distant hills and buildings. On the back there are two narrow blue bands next to the yellow rim.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, lot 55; 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: 24.9 cm
Height: 4.8 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 1570

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white) Foot: Diameter 12.6 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed pale blueish-grey overall; the reverse slightly tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and white.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.237-1991
Primary reference Number: 73414
Packing number: EURCER 687
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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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