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Plate: C.251-1991

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Africa, Siro Antonio (Decorator)
Rampini Factory (Maker)


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.


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


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


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

School or Style


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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