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Fragments: C.11 & 12-1904

Object information

Awaiting location update


Production: Unknown (Perhaps)


  • Fragments
  • two joined fragments of the base and side of a bowl



Two joined fragments of the base and side of a bowl with a narrow rim. Pale red earthenware, the rim and interior coated with cream slip, incised, coloured in green, yellow and manganese-brown, and lead-glazed on both sides and the base.
The bowl has a flat centre, deep almost straight sides and a narrow rim.
The flat area is decorated with a pointed leaf and two indeterminate brown motifs. The sides are divided by horizontal and vertical yellow bands into two panels containing respectively a green and a brown leaf of a different type. The rim is decorated overlapping Ss, alternately green and yellow.


History note: According to a label accompanying a group of fragments including this one given by R.C. Bosanquet they were 'Mostly bought at Orvieto; 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

Diameter: 13.2 cm
Height: 5.8 cm
Length: 16.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Perugia ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Late
16th Century
Circa 1475 CE - 1600 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in green, yellow and manganese-brown)
Rim, Interior

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border

  • Text: B 1
  • Location: On C.11-1904
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 1400
  • Method of creation: In pencil

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11 & 12-1904
Primary reference Number: 80881
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 March 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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