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Basin: C.296-1991

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Tin-glazed earthenware basin painted in brownish-gold lustre

Earthenware tin-glazed pale creamy-white overall, and painted in brownish-gold lustre. Circular with a wide sloping rim, curved sides, and shallow convex boss. Two suspension holes have been pierced through the edge of the rim. The glaze on the reverse is uneven and has 'crawled'. In the well there is a circle divided into twelve segments decorated alternately with a stylized plant,and wavy stripes and scalloped lines. On the rim between narrow concentric bands there is a series of leaves curving towards the right. The reverse is decorated with a lozenge shape formed by a V with an inverted V over it, surrounded by concentric circles: one wide, three narrow, one wide, four narrow, one wide, and five narrow.


History note: Unknown before H.S. Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.1 cm
Height: 5.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late
1575 - 1600

Components of the work

Decoration composed of reduced-pigment lustre

Materials used in production

creamy-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular white paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 530
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.296-1991
Primary reference Number: 74246
Packing number: EURCER 136
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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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