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Fragment: C.4.8-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Maiolica fragment of the rim of a dish, painted in polychrome with stylised buds, leaves and stems.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white on both sides and painted in blue, copper-green, yellow and orange.
Of irregular shape with the curved edge of the rim on one side. Part of a border design of interlacing yellow lines containing stylised leaves, with stylised buds on stems projecting from the intersection of the lines. On the reverse, a rough cross in blue and part of another.


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

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.4 cm
Length: 6.2 cm
Width: 6.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-16th Century
Circa 1540 CE - 1560 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white on both sides and painted in blue, copper-green, yellow and orange.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.8-1964
Primary reference Number: 74915
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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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