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Fragment: C.72-1904

Object information


Probably Unknown (Production)


Fragment of the centre of a bowl. Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese.
Roughly circular fragment of the concave foot and centre of a bowl.
An oval cartouche with yellow frame, enclosing St Jerome, half-length, holding a bible, his Cardinal's hat and lion just visible below his left arm; blue background.


History note: Found at Perugia.

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.3 cm
Width: 5.3 cm

Relative size of this object

5.3 cm1.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and manganese.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: G8
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: P
  • Method of creation: In black ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72-1904
Primary reference Number: 80955
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 December 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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