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Plate: C.241-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Workshop: Domenego da Venezia




Renaissance maiolica plate, painted in polychrome with Cupid, sitting on a pedestal in a landscape.

Plate. Earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige overall. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, black, and white.
Shape 51. Circular with gently sloping rim and shallow well, slightly convex in the middle.
Cupid, wearing a pale purple drape and holding an arrow, sits on a rectangular pedestal in a landscape with grass and stony paths in the foreground, a bare shrub on the left, and blue hills and buildings in the background. A blue band and a wider yellow band encircle the rim.


History note: J.P. Heseltine; Sotheby's, 24 May 1935, Catalogue of valuable bronzes and statuary . . . Italian majolica etc., the property of the late J.P. Heseltine Esq., of 91 Eaton Square S.W., lot 90 (1); 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: 20.2 cm
Height: 2.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century
Circa 1550 - 1570

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoaration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, black, and white)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: remains of a circular label with serrated edge

  • Type: Label

Inscription present: or 2873/SC5

  • Text: 2873/SCS
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In black ink or paint
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.241-1991
Primary reference Number: 73466
Packing number: EURCER 673
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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