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Fragment: C.25-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue and silver-yellow lustre. The strap handle and part of the neck and rim, probably of a two-handled vase. The neck is decorated on the outside with a reticulated pattern resembling peacock feather eyes. The rim and handle are lustred, and there is a blue horizontal band below the latter.


History note: Probably found near the Duomo in Orvieto, where acquired by the donor, R.C. Bosanquet

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.0 cm
Width: 5.7 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 - 1550 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in blue) reduced pigment lustre ( silver-yellow lustre)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue and silver-yellow lustre.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border

  • Text: E 5
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-1904
Primary reference Number: 80899
Old object number: E 5
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 December 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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