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Fragment: C.283-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Renaissance, earthenware fragment of a dish centre, slip coated, incised, painted in blue, green, and brownish-yellow under lead glaze with, part of a landscape.

Pinkish-buff earthenware, coated in white slip except for the area inside just beyond the footring. Incised and cut-away decoration painted in blue, green, and brownish-yellow under lead glaze. Concave and approximately rectangular with a footring.
Part of a landscape with buildings, including a church, a tower, and a double bridge or viaduct, with mountains and bushes; on the back, an incised leaf.


History note: From the Lagoon in Venice. M. Mogrobi, Amsterdam. H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.1 cm
Length: 16.0 cm
Width: 15.0 cm

Relative size of this object

16 cm4.1 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
Circa 1540 CE - 1600 CE


Incised slipware dishes decorated with buildings in landscapes were the lead-glazed equivalents of maiolica dishes decorated landscapes which Cipriano Piccolpasso in I tre libri del arte del vasaio, stated were made in Venice and Genoa.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, and brownish-yellow)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip-coated : Pinkish-buff earthenware, coated in white slip except for the area inside just beyond the footring. Incised and cut-away decoration painted in blue, green, and brownish-yellow under lead glaze.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: underlined

  • Text: cm 10
  • Method of creation: In black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.283-1991
Primary reference Number: 74112
Packing number: EURCER 420
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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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