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Unidentified Deruta pottery (Potter)


Fragment of a maiolica dish, painted in dark blue, yellow and brownish-orange with a geometrical pattern.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides and painted in dark blue, yellow and brownish-orange. Approximately triangular section from the rim of a dish. Painted on the front with scale or peacock feather eye pattern, enclosed by (a) 4 concentric blue circles, 2 having strokes between them; (b) a zig-zag border composed of triple lines with dot-filled triangles in the spaces; (c) repeat of (a); and round the rim (d) reserved white petals in a blue ground. On the back, blue petal outlines filled by orange horizontal striations.


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

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/CE 1500

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue, yellow and brownish-orange) Side: Length 10.2 cm Length 10.4 cm Length 8.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides and painted in dark blue, yellow and brownish-orange.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.9-1964
Primary reference Number: 74917
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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