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Fragment: C.4.2-1964

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Light buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides and painted in dark blue and deep orange; the glaze on the back has a patch of brown discolouration.Of irregular shape, curved on one side.On the front, part of two dark blue leaves reserved in a deep orange ground.


History note: From a pozzo at Orvieto. Collection of either Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli: purchased from Fenton, Cranbourne St., shortly after the sale at Sotheby's, 16-17 February, 1914, but not included in it; Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 0.6 cm
Length: 5.6 cm
Width: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Rackham, Bernard


Early 16th Century
Production date: circa AD 1500

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue and deep orange)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Light buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides and painted in dark blue and deep orange; the glaze on the back has a patch of brown discolouration.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.2-1964
Primary reference Number: 74821
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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