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A view of an estuary: C.261-1991

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Current Location: In storage


A view of an estuary


Maker: Unknown (Probably)




Maiolica plate, painted in polychrome with a view of an estuary with boats, a jetty, a ship, a town and distant mountains.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; three spur marks on the back. Painted in greyish-blue, yellowish-green, yellow, pale and dark brown.
Circular with narrow sloping rim and wide shallow well.
A view of an estuary with two boats on the river and two further out at sea. In the foreground are a building by a jetty and two men standing beside a bollard; further to the right are the masts of an approaching ship. On the opposite bank are cliffs, a town and distant mountains. A narrow dark brown band and a wider yellow band encircle the rim.


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: 25.8 cm
Height: 2.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Castelli ⪼ The Abruzzi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1740 - 1760

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( greyish-blue, yellowish-green, yellow, pale and dark brown)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; three spur marks on the back. Painted in greyish-blue, yellowish-green, yellow, pale and dark brown.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.261-1991
Primary reference Number: 73788
Packing number: EURCER 385
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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