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Plate: C.251-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Decorator: Africa, Siro Antonio
Maker: Rampini Factory

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Description

Maiolica plate, painted in polychrome with a ruined arcade with two arches, giving views of distant castles and mountains.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; three stilt marks on the reverse of the well. Painted in greyish-blue, greenish-grey, yellow, orange, and brown.
Shape 65. Circular with gently sloping rim and wide shallow well.
A ruined arcade with two arches giving views of distant castles and mountains. Between the arches there are two fluted columns on pedestals, one decorated with an oval relief of a putto, the other with a rectangular landscape. In the foreground a man reclines against the first column, and another man holding a staff and backing the viewer stands further back to the left. A brown band encircles the rim. The back is decorated in brown with five simplified plants and a mark comprising AF on either side of the shank of an anchor or grapnel.

Notes

History note: Thomas Sutton; Christie's, 8 March 1934, Catalogue of Chinese porcelain & furniture the property of the Rt Hon. the Viscount Barrington and porcelain, faience, decorative objects and furniture, Eastern rugs and tapestry the properties of Thomas Whitney Esq., deceased, a lady of title and various other sources, lot 57; 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: 25.6 cm
Height: 2.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Pavia ⪼ Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
Early 18th Century
Circa 1660 CE - 1720 CE

Note

Formerly attributed to Angarano, or to the Manardi factory in Bassano

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( greyish-blue, greenish-grey, yellow, orange, and brown)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; three stilt marks on the reverse of the well. Painted in greyish-blue, greenish-grey, yellow, orange, and brown.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on either side of the shank of an anchor or grapnel

  • Text: AF
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Painted in brown
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.251-1991
Primary reference Number: 73623
Packing number: EURCER 383
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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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