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Dish: C.299-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Unidentified Barcelona pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome with a hound chasing a hare or rabbit, surrounded by a border of swags

Earthenware, the front tin-glazed white and painted in blue, yellow, green, and orange high-temperature colours; the reverse apparently slip-coated, and either covered with a very thin tin-glaze or a lead-glaze with some tin giving it opacity. Circular with a wide sloping rim, shallow curved sides and almost flat centre, standing on a footring. Two holes for suspension have been peirced at the top of the rim. Decorated in the middle with a hound chasing a hare towards the right, surrounded by a wide yellow band between pairs of narrower blue bands. On the rim is a border of blue swags of drapery with orange spots in the spaces below, and stylized trefoil leaves above. The outer edge is yellow.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; sold Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout Collection of Itlaian Majolica, European Potteryu, Faience and Delftware, p. 24, lot 124, first part; Henry Scipio Reitlinger, London; the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, 1999

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.4 cm
Height: 5.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Barcelona ⪼ Catalonia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Seventeenth century
Circa 1600 CE - 1699 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, yellow, green and orange) Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, the front tin-glazed white and painted in blue, yellow, green, and orange high-temperature colours; the reverse apparently slip-coated, and either covered with a very thin tin-glaze or a lead-glaze with some tin giving it opacity.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with blue border printed in blue

  • Text: WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION printed; S./24' hand-written
  • Location: On back stuck near the middle
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular green paper strip

  • Text: SOT
  • Location: On back of rim
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.299-1991
Primary reference Number: 74275
Packing number: EURCER 125
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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