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Dish: a Turkish Lancer: C.100-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Dish: a Turkish Lancer


Potter: Mancini Workshop (Possibly)




Dark buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed; the reverse probably slip-coated or tin-glazed before application of honey-yellow lead glaze. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, and orange.
Shape 61. Circular with sloping rim, upturned at the edge and wide deep well, standing on a footring in which there are two holes for suspension at the top.
In the well, a mounted Turkish lancer gallops to the left. He wears a high-crowned turban and a long gown with a wide falling collar. A scarf or pennant streams out behind him. The landscape background has a low horizon, and the right half of the sky is dark blue and the left half is white. The rim is divided by radial stripes into six panels containing alternately scale pattern and a foliate scroll with formal flowers and fruits. A yellow band encircles the edge. On the back, inside the footring, there is a blue zigzag resembling an M or W with an extra stroke, crossed by a diagonal line, and outside the footring, two blue spirals.


History note: Unknown

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 40 cm
Height: 9.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton


16th century
Circa 1530 - 1555

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Dark buff earthenware, the front tin-glazed; the reverse probably slip-coated or tin-glazed before application of honey-yellow lead glaze. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, and orange.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: Leverton/Harris/Bequest 1926/M25
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in faded ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.100-1927
Primary reference Number: 78668
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 January 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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