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Dish: C.2210-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unidentified Venetian pottery (Probably)




Maiolica dish, painted in blue and white with a landscape featuring a ruin.

Earthenware, tin-glazed pale blue overall. Painted in blue and white. Shape 59. Circular with slightly sloping rim and concave well, standing on a slight footring.
A landscape featuring a ruin with a colonnade behind a tree, and in the background, water and two pointed hills. A narrow band encircles the rim. On the back, interlacing blue petal outlines radiate from the footring.


History note: Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher for £5.10.0

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.6 cm
Height: 4.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


16th Century
Circa 1550 CE - 1575 CE


This plate may have been made in Venice or possibly in Genoa, or Pesaro in the Duchy of Urbino. It is rather coarsely painted in comparison to two probably Venetian plates in the Ashmolean Museum, and is probably later.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and white)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed pale blue overall, and painted in blue and white.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2210-1928
Primary reference Number: 80747
Old object number: 2458
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 9 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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