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Vase: C.97-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: 'Master of the frowning profiles' (Possibly)

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Description

Maiolica vase, painted in blue, yellow, green and orange, with a bust of a young woman, inscribed 'BEATRI'.

Pinkish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the interior and exterior; base unglazed. Painted mainly in dark blue, with a little green, yellow, and brownish-orange. Globular body with short cylindrical neck widening towards the rim, and a circular spreading foot rising into a short stem with a slight angle in the middle.
On the front, within a wreath of leaves and berries, is a bust of a dour young woman in profile to left facing a scroll inscribed `BEATRI' (Beatrice). The rest of the body is decorated with stylised scrolling foliage and dots. On the neck, there are semi-circles enclosing spots between horizontal bands; on the stem, two horizontal bands, and on the foot, a wavy line with spots at intervals, and concentric bands of different widths.

Notes

History note: Alessandro Imbert; Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, from whom purchased in 1919 by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naples ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy
  • Vietri ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 CE - 1550 CE

Note

Formerly attributed possibly to Naples. For an alternative possible attribution to Vietri see Documentation, Tortolani, 2006 and 2013.

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( mainly in dark blue, with a little green, yellow, and brownish-orange)
Rim Diameter 10.2 cm
Foot Diameter 12.0 cm
Wdiest Part Diameter 17.4 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish-buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on the interior and exterior; base unglazed. Painted mainly in dark blue, with a little green, yellow, and brownish-orange.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: BEATRI
  • Location: On scroll
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: round the edge in blue `COLLECTION A.IMBERT . ROME' in the middle `No' followed by `402' in black ink and `M 56' in pencil
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue, inscribed in black ink, and pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.97-1927
Primary reference Number: 76474
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 May 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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