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Fragment: C.82-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)

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Description

Fragment of a one or two-handled cup. Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white overall and painted in blue and orange. Approximately half of a cup with narrow disk base and carinated sides with a D-shaped piece and a triangular piece missing from the rim and side. On one side are the stumps of a handle. In the centre is a wheel-like motif surrounded by part of concentric circles: two blue, one orange, four blue, one orange, and one blue. On the exterior of the rim there are two half fan-shaped palmettes in bue. The glaze on the exterior is stained with brown and has accretions of sand or earth.

Notes

History note: According to a label accompanying a group of fragments, including this one, given by R.C. Bosanquet, they were 'Mostly bought at Orvieto; some pieces, (marked P at back) from Perugia. The Orvieto pieces, with a few exceptions, were found in excavating foundations for houses near the Cathedral.'

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.1 cm
Height: 5.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th Century#
Renaissance
Circa 1450 CE - 1500 CE

Note

The shape of this cup is similar to the late-medieval Orvieto cups decorated in copper-green and manganese-purple

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and orange)
Foot Diameter 4.8 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white overall, and painted in blue and orange.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with blue printed border

  • Text: H 3
  • Location: On the outside
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.82-1904
Primary reference Number: 81106
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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