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God Appearing to Isaac: C.318-1991

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Current Location: In storage


God Appearing to Isaac


Production: Unknown




White earthenware, glazed dark blue, painted in white enamel and gilt

White earthenware glazed dark blue overall except for the underside of the footring, painted in white enamel, and gilded. Circular wth shallow curved sides, standing on a footring. In the middle, within a white circle, is 'God appearing to Isaac' after the fresco in the Vatican Loggie. Round the sides is a border of scrolling foliage and flowers with five corn stalks at the top. There is a narrow white band rojund the rim and a gold band on the edge.


History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33 cm
Height: 4.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second half#
1850 CE - 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( white)

Materials used in production

blue Glaze
white Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 35
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in white enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: Rectangular wth serrated edge and blue border

  • Text: 34
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: EPH/Ä H
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.318-1991
Primary reference Number: 74455
Packing number: EURCER 141
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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