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Fragment: C.19-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Uncertain Unknown (Production)


Fragment of dish centre. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in silver-yellow lustre and pinkish-red lustre.
Five-sided oblong fragment with part of a raised circle on the front, and part of the footring on the back, surrounded by part of two concentric ridges.
Within a pinkish-red raised curved is part of the shoulder of a girl wearing a necklace of beads. Below is part of a yellow lustre scroll and a pink spot.


History note: Probably excavated near the Duomo in Orvieto where purchased by the donor.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.7 cm
Length: 7.0 cm
Width: 4.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1520 CE


Red lustre was used with gold lustre on early Deruta maiolica but was abandonned at an unknown date

Components of the work

Decoration composed of reduced pigment lustre ( silver-yellow lustre and pinkish-red lustre)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in silver-yellow lustre and pinkish-red lustre.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1904
Primary reference Number: 80893
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 April 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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