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Fragment: C.44-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Deruta pottery (Possibly)
Production: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Possibly)




Fragment of a plate or dish rim. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in dark blue, orange and a little green.
Four-sided fragment of the edge of the rim.
Part of concentric bands of blue laurel, orange stylised leaves and buds, blue herring bone, blue oblique lines over two circles, lozenges alternating with green spots, and blue 'rope' edge. On the reverse, petals filled with transverse orange stripes, and blue triangular lines filled with dots. 'Petal back type'.


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

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.1 cm
Width: 4.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy
  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Late
16th Century, Early#
Circa 1490 CE - 1520 CE


Probably Deruta or Orvieto

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue, orange and a little green)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in dark blue, orange and a little green.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border

  • Text: F 8
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.44-1904
Primary reference Number: 80923
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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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