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Plate: C.222-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Potter: Unidentified Urbino potter (Probably)
Printmaker: Floris, Cornelis II (After)

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Description

Renaissance maiolica plate, painted in polychrome with a river or water god sitting over two dolphins, tritons, grotesques, and Neptune driving a chariot

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse, pale beige and speckled. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and black. Shape 51. Circular with sloping sides and shallow central depression.
A river or water god sits over two dolphins. He holds a cornucopia and a jar of water, and has a headdress of bulrushes and perches for birds and animals. Above are two tritons holding entwined serpents, at the sides, grotesque terms, and below, mythical sea creatures. On the waves to right there is a chariot driven by Neptune holding a trident and, on the left, another occupied by a woman blowing a shell horn. The rim has a yellow and orange `rope' edging. The back is encircled by yellow bands: one inside and outside the foot, one a short way beyond it, and two by the outer edge.

Notes

History note: Comm. Giuseppe Cavalieri; Milan, Palazzo Cova, 25-30 May 1914, Catalogue de la collection de M. le Comm. Gius. Cavalieri, Ferrare. Objets d'art et de haute curiosité tableaux et dessins de maîtres anciens, lot 92 & pl. 4; Dr Alfred Pringsheim; Sotheby's, 20 July 1939, Catalogue of the renowned collection of Italian majolica, the property of Dr Alfred Pringsheim of Munich, lot 377 (1); H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26.1 cm
Height: 3.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy
  • Antwerp ⪼ Flanders

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Late 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1570 CE - 1600 CE

Note

This unusual design reproduces, with the omission of minor details, a print by Cornelis Floris (1514-75) of Antwerp, from Veelderley niewe inuentien, Book II (H. Cock), 1557.

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, and black)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse, pale beige and speckled. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and elack.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval with gold edge

  • Text: 39
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.222-1991
Primary reference Number: 80613
Packing number: EURCER 374
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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