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Two-handled bowl: C.95-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Perhaps)




Earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue and orange-yellow.
Shape 45. Hemi-sperical with two loop handles, standing on a narrow foot.
In the middle, within a blue circle, is a fan-shaped flower with an orange-yellow stamen, and a tendril on each side of its stalk. The sides are decorated with concentric circles: wide blue, two narrow blue, one wide orange-yellow, two narrow blue and one wide blue. On the exterior of the rim, there are eight half-palmettes.


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.7 cm
Width: 15.2 cm

Relative size of this object

15.2 cm6.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


15th century
16th century
Circa 1450 CE - 1510 CE


The colouring of this bowl is brighter than the other bowls of this type in the museum's collection. There is no evidence that it was found in Orvieto or elsewhere in Umbria, and may therefore have been made in another area, such as Emilia-Romagna .

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue and orange-yellow)
Base Diameter 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.95-1927
Primary reference Number: 76434
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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