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Probably Unidentified Deruta pottery (Production)


Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides and painted in blue, yellow, orange and brown.Concave fragment of irregular outline.Painted with the head and right arm of a Bishop in the act of Benediction with background of sky. On the reverse, two yellow lines near the edge.


History note: Purportedly from a pozzo in Orvieto. Collection of Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli; purchased by Bernard Rackham (1876-1964) from their agent, Fenton, Cranbourne Street, shortly after the sale of their collections at Sotheby's on 16-17 February, 1914, but not included in it.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.1 cm
Width: 5.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 16th-early 17th Century
Circa 1570 CE - 1620 1620 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, yellow, orange and brown)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides and painted in blue, yellow, orange and brown.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.6-1964
Primary reference Number: 74897
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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