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Bowl: C.81-1961

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)

Description

Maiolica bowl with broad rim. Painted in polychrome, in the middle, with an abbot's coat-of-arms. The rim is decorated with grotesques, trophies and the date 1529.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse cream with speckles and patches of beige, and on the base, an area tinged green. Painted in bright blue, pale green, yellow, pale greenish-brown, and opaque white.
Shape 58. Circular with wide uneven rim and deep narrow well. In the middle, below an abbot's mitre, there is a shield of `Tuscan' form, charged with the arms azure a fess argent impaling vert a bend azure charged with three mullets separated by F and S, in chief, clasped hands, in base, a bird in a tree within a scrolled frame flanked by ribbons. The rim has a blue ground decorated in reserve with, at the top, a winged cherub's head over a garland flanked by cornucopiae; on the left, a trophy inscribed `SPQR' and on the right, another dated `1529'; below on each side, monsters with leonine heads and curling tails which link up at the bottom to form fleshy strapwork. Ribbons and leaves are scratched through the blue ground between these motifs.

Notes

History note: Unknown

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.5 cm
Height: 3.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy
  • Castel Durante ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Production date: AD/CE 1529 : dated

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse cream with speckles and patches of beige, and on the base, an area tinged green. Painted in bright blue, pale green, yellow, pale greenish-brown, and opaque white.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: on a trophy

  • Text: SPQR
  • Location: On the front, on the left
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Inscription

Inscription present: on a trophy

  • Text: 1529
  • Location: On the front, on the right
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Date

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-1961
Primary reference Number: 76141
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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