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Fragments: C.85-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Production)

Description

Two joined fragments of a bowl. Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige on both sides. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange. Part of the disk base, and curved sides and rim of a bowl. Inside, there is a part of the central medallion filled with a trellis with spots in the spaces, surrounded by part of concentric circles: four blue, one orange, and two blue. The glaze on the exterior is crazed.

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

Height: 5.0 cm
Length: 9.4 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.

Dating

Late 15th century
Early 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1480 CE - 1520 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige on both sides, and painted inside in blue, yellow, and orange.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: H 6
  • Location: On outside
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.85-1904
Primary reference Number: 81109
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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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