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Bowl: C.80-1961

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Maiolica bowl. Painted on the front in polychrome, in the centre with an eight-petalled flower superimposed on an eight-pointed star, surrounded by two panels of scale pattern and two panels of trellis diaper, separated by four narrower panels.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed off-white overall. Painted in dark blue, orange, and a little green and yellow.
Shape 49. Circular with deep sloping sides and narrow, flat base. In the centre, an eight-petalled flower is superimposed on an orange and yellow eight-pointed star surrounded by eight green semi-circles. On the sides are short vertical blue strokes, and above, two panels of blue and orange scale pattern and two of trellis diaper, separated by narrower radial panels of blue serrated leaves and orange buds. Short slanting blue strokes encircle the rim. On the back, blue petals with blue and orange transverse stripes and dots radiate from the centre. The triangular spaces between the petals are dotted in blue.


History note: Luigi Grassi, Florence; A.S. Drey, Munich; Dr Alfred Pringsheim; Sotheby's, 19 June 1939, Catalogue of the renowned collection of Italian majolica, the property of Dr Alfred Pringsheim of Munich, lot 250; Louis C.G. Clarke.

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L.C.G. Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm
Height: 5.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


15th century
16th century
Circa 1495 CE - 1520 CE

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed off-white overall. Painted in dark blue, orange, and a little green and yellow.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: loose piece of paper

  • Text: Pringsheim/bought this fr A.S. Drey 1910 or 11/who bought in Florence fr Luigi/Grassi
  • Location: Inside bowl
  • Type: Supporting information

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.80-1961
Primary reference Number: 76122
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 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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