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Dish: C.85-1927

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Uncertain Mengaroni, Ferruccio (Maker)
Uncertain Patrignani, Giulio (Maker)


Dark buff earthenware, tin-glazed beige overall. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, brownish-orange, brown, greyish-black, black, and white. Circular with shallow curved sides and slight central depression.
The central medallion is painted in green, brown, and white with Adam, Eve, and Cain (?) with a group of animals and two birds in the foreground, surrounded by concentric blue bands, brownish-orange radial strokes, and blue and white dots. On the sides, four shaped panels, edged with blue and filled with brownish-orange trellis with white spots in the spaces, alternate with four smaller panels, filled with yellow trellis and white spots. The ground is decorated with white scrolls, stylised flowers and dots. In the middle of the back there is a black `N' superimposed over a brown spiral with a row of black splodges above and below; on the sides, curved greyish-black and yellow lines radiate in opposite directions to form a trellis with brownish-orange spots in the spaces.


History note: Durlacher Brothers, London, from whom purchased by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.7 cm
Height: 4.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Pesaro ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.


20th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1920

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Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, green, yellow, brownish-orange, brown, greyish-black, black, and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Dark buff earthenware, tin-glazed beige overall. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, brownish-orange, brown, greyish-black, black, and white.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners

  • Text: By Ferruccio Mengaroni/of Pesaro, 20th century./ Leverton Harris/Bequest, 1926
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.85-1927
Primary reference Number: 76225
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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

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