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Fragment: C.104-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Deruta pottery (Possibly)
Production: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Possibly)




Pale bufff earthenware tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides. Painted in blue. Six-sided fragment of a dish with part of the rim and curved well. A bird landing on something indeterminate with 'DALENA.' above (probably part of the name MADALENA). The glaze is crazed on both sides.


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.'

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Length: 9.3 cm
Width: 8.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy
  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE


Probably made in Umbria, at either Deruta or Orvieto

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: I 5
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Hand-writtenin red ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: DALENA
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.104-1904
Primary reference Number: 81127
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 March 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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