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Fragment: C.102-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Probably Unknown (Production)


Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for about half of the base. Painted in blue. The narrow disk base and a little of the lower part of the curved sides of a bowl. Decorated with part of the central medallion crossed by an inscription in gothic lettering, '.s' luria' (?), surrounding by groups of three small dots, and part of a circular frame comprising a blue circle, two circles with strokes between them, a circle, and another circle with curls projecting from it.


History note: One of a group of sherds, acquired by R.C. Bosanquet accompanied by a label stating: ‘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.’

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 8.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 15th century
Early 16th Century
Circa 1475 - 1525

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for about half of the base, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: I 3
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.102-1904
Primary reference Number: 81125
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 March 2017 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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