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Fragment: C.94-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Production)


Buff earthenware with remnants of yellowish-brown lead-glazed on the exterior, and tin-glazed on the interior and the front. Painted in blue and yellow. Fragment of about three-quarters of the disk-base, and a little of the sides of a dish or bowl. Decorated with part of the central medallion containing a yellow trellis with T-shaped blue splodges in the spaces, surrounded by two concentric blue circles, a yellow circle with blue oblique strokes over it, and two blue circles.


History note: According to a label accompanying a group of fragments including this one, given by R.C. Bosanquet, they were 'Mostly bought at Orvietop; 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.'

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 10.4 cm
Width: 8.0 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
Early 16th Century
Circa 1480 CE - 1520 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and yellow) Exterior composed of lead-glaze Interior, Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: H 15
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.94-1904
Primary reference Number: 81118
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 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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