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Dish fragment: C.503-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in white glaze painted in lustre

Red earthenware, probably wheel thrown, with white glaze, which has a pinkish tinge owing to underlying clay colour, painted in brown lustre.
Shape: fragment of a flat base with slight concavity, part of a dish
Interior: in the centre a rabbit or hare painted in lustre, surrounded by concentric lustred lines, barely visible on the lower body just below the break.
Exterior: a lustre spiral which appears to emanate from the centre of the base. Surface is pitted due to impurities in the clay or glaze. A hole has been drilled through the body.


History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.5 cm
Weight: 99 g
Width: 11.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


15th Century, Late
Circa 1450 CE - 1500 CE

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Components of the work

Base Diameter 9.5 cm

Materials used in production

lustre Oxide colours
white but with a pinkish tinge from underlying fabric, pitted on exterior Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red earthenware, probably wheel thrown, with white glaze, which has a pinkish tinge owing to underlying clay colour, painted in brown lustre
Painting overglaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular card tie on label with string attached is adhered to the underside of the base with blue sticky label

  • Text: ISCER/629
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.503-1991
Primary reference Number: 75328
Packing number: ISCER 629
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 September 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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