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Fragment: C.292-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)

Description

Renaissance, earthenware fragment from a dish centre, slip-coated, incised, painted in blue, green and yellow under lead glaze, with a crouching rabbit.

Red earthenware, coated in white slip on both sides, except inside the footring. Incised decoration with cut-away background, painted in blue, green, and brownish yellow under lead glaze. Irregularly shaped circle with a footring on the underside.
A crouching rabbit in profile to right with foliage above. On the back, white rays radiating from a green band round the footring.

Notes

History note: Purportedly from the Lagoon in Venice. 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: 11.0 cm
Height: 2.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 CE

Note

Rabbits were among only a few animals used as decoration on incised slipware from Venice, presumably because they were symbols of fecundity.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Slip-coated : Red earthenware, coated in white slip on both sides, except inside the footring. Incised decoration with cut-away background, painted in blue, green, and brownish yellow under lead glaze.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.292-1991
Primary reference Number: 74215
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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