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Fragment: C.76-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


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




Fragment of a plate or bowl. Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue, green, and pale orange. Irregularly-shaped oblong fragment, slightly concave. On the front are green and yellow elliptical motifs (leaves?) placed tip to tip to form a zig-zag within a contour with dark blue in the spaces. On either side there are blue 'ladder' borders, and, at the top, a broad blue band. On the back there are concentric blue and orange circles.


History note: One of a group of sherds accompanied by a label stating that they were 'Mostly bought at Orvieto; some pieces, marked P on the back, from Perugia. The Orvieto pieces, with a few exceptions, were found in excavating foundations for houses near Cathedral.'

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Length: 6.6 cm
Width: 3.7 cm

Place(s) associated

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


First half of 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1550 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

pale buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with blue printed border

  • Text: G 12
  • Location: On outsdie
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.76-1904
Primary reference Number: 81099
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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