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Fragment: C.59-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Fragment of a hollow vessel. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, but thinly on the interior. Painted in blue, yellow, orange, black.
Four-sided convex fragment.
A fish swimming to the right reserved in a yellow ground with a horizontal orange line and several vertical strokes below it.


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

Measurements and weight

Length: 9.0 cm
Width: 5.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, yellow, orange, black)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, but thinly on the interior. Painted in blue, yellow, orange, black.

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: F 23
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Caffagiolo ?
  • Method of creation: In black

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.59-1904
Primary reference Number: 80938
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 December 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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