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Fragment: C.5-1904

Object information


Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)


Pinkish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed white overall except for the base. Painted in dark manganese-brown and pale green.
Irregular three-sided fragment with narrow foot.
Part of a leaf or flower surrounded by cross-hatching.


History note: According to a label accompanying a group of fragments including this one, given by R.C. Bosanquet, they were 'Mostly bought at Orviedto; some pieces, (marked P at back) from Perugia. The Orvieto pieces, with a few exceptions, were found in excavating foundations for houses near the Cathedral.' Bosanquet visited Orvieto in late July 1904.

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.5 cm
Length: 8.8 cm
Width: 7.0 cm

Relative size of this object

8.8 cm2.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by Bosanquet, R. C.


13th Century
14th Century
Circa 1250 CE - 1400 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark manganese-brown and pale green)

Materials used in production

except for the base Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pinkish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed white overall except for the base; painted in dark manganese-brown and pale green.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1904
Primary reference Number: 80871
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 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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