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Plate: C.242-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Renaissance maiolica plate, painted in polychrome with a winged putto blowing a horn, in a landscape.

Plate. Earthenware, tin-glazed cream overall. Painted in dark blue, blue, pale green, yellow, orange, and white.
Shape 51. Circular with sloping rim and shallow well, slightly convex in the centre.
A winged putto, wearing a tunic and boots, walks to the right blowing a horn. In the foreground there is grass and a path; in the distance, buildings, hills and the sea with sky above. A blue band and a wider yellow band encircle the rim.

Notes

History note: 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: 2.7 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 1550 - 1575

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, blue, pale green, yellow, orange, and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed cream overall. Painted in dark blue, blue, pale green, yellow, orange, and white.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with serrated edge and blue printed border

  • Text: 12018
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 276
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.242-1991
Primary reference Number: 73495
Packing number: EURCER 321
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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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