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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery




Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides. Painted in manganese. Leaf-shaped curved fragment on a narrow foot, from the base of a bowl. The lower part of a cross, over the monogram 'CP'.


History note: Excavated near the Duomo in Orvieto where purchased by the donor in 1904.

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.7 cm
Length: 9 cm
Width: 6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
15th Century#
Circa 1350 CE - 1450 CE


The initials have been identified by Ricetti as the signum of the Cartari family, which appears on a terracotta shield on one of the peducci of the vault of a room on the ground floor of their Palazzo near the Duomo in Orvieto. See Ricetti, 2001, pl. XVb.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; painted in manganese.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1904
Primary reference Number: 80873
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 October 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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