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Fragment: C.78-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Probably)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue, green, yellow, brown and black. Three-sided, convex fragment of the front of a jug (or jar) with throwing rings on the interior. A beribboned cartouche or shield charged with the Agnus Dei, standing on greensward lacking the upper part of the cartouche, enclosed by part of a circular or oval wreath of paired blue leaves. Below there is a narrow blue line and a broad area of blue.


History note: Found in Perugia

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.0 cm
Width: 8.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1600 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, brown and black)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue, green, yellow, brown and black

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border

  • Text: G 14
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: P
  • Method of creation: In black
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.78-1904
Primary reference Number: 81101
Old object number: G 14
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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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