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Fragment: C.32-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unidentified Deruta pottery




Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue and silver-yellow lustre. Rectangular.
A four-petalled stylised flower, scrolls and arabesques.


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

Legal notes

Given by Professor R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Length: 5.2 cm
Width: 4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1550


The neat decoration on this fragment suggests that it was made earlier than a dish with analogous decoration C.200-1991 in the Fitzwilliam's collection

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

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 : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue and silver-yellow lustre.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-1904
Primary reference Number: 80908
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 20 August 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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