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Plate: C.252-1991

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Maker(s)

Africa, Siro Antonio (Painter)
uncertain (Factory)

Description

Maiolica plate, painted in polychrome with the ruins of an arcade with two men standing by it.

Earthenware, tin-glazed pale cream overall; the reverse has many small pin holes and three stilt marks. Painted in blue, yellowish-green, greyish-green, and manganese-brown.
Shape 65. Circular with gently sloping rim and wide shallow well.
Two men stand with their backs to the viewer beside the ruins of a massive arcade with a mountainous landscape behind it. The rim is brown. On the back, painted in brown are five simplified plants and a mark comprising monogram AF beneath two palm branches and a Maltese cross below a coronet.

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: 2.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Pavia ⪼ Lombardy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

17th Century
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 ( blue, yellowish-green, greyish-green, and manganese-brown)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed pale cream overall; the reverse has many small pin holes and three stilt marks. Painted in blue, yellowish-green, greyish-green, and manganese-brown.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with dark blue border

  • Text: 57/3
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label
  • Text: AF beneath two palm branches and a Maltese cross below a coronet
  • Location: On back of rim
  • Method of creation: Painted in brown
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.252-1991
Primary reference Number: 73657
Packing number: EURCER 386
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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