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Fragment: C.48-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Probably)




Fragment of dish rim. Buff earthenware, thickly potted, tin-glazed off-white on the front and lead-glazed pale honey on the reverse. Painted in dark blue and orange.
On the side of the well, two blue lines below two orange. On the rim, a border of stylised blue leaf and tendrils, and an orange motif of indeterminate character. On the outer edge, two blue lines and a wide orange line.


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

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.0 cm
Length: 6.5 cm
Width: 7.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Late
16th Century, Early#
Circa 1475 CE - 1525 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue and orange)
Reverse composed of lead-glaze
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border (the F written as a 7 crossed)

  • Text: F 12
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.48-1904
Primary reference Number: 80927
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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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