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Fragment: C.83-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Probably Unknown (Production)
Possibly Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Production)


Fragment of a bowl centre. Pale red earthenware, the exterior streaked with tin-glaze or white slip and covered with a clear lead-glaze; the inside tin-glazed and painted in blue and orange. Approximately two-thirds of the slightly concave base and part of the curved side of the bowl. A central medallion containing a stylised flower and orange dots, surrounded by three concentric blue circles and a small part of three more.


History note: One of a group of sherds with a note '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.' R.C. Bosanquet, MA.

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.4 cm
Length: 8.9 cm
Width: 5.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 15th century
16th century
Circa 1480 CE - 1550 CE


Probably Umbria or Lazio

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and orange) Exterior composed of lead-glaze Inside composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: H 4
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.83-1904
Primary reference Number: 81107
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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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