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Fragment: C.107-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides. Painted in blue. Four-sided fragment of a dish centre with a point at the top left side. Part of a central medallion framed by two concentric circles and splodges, enclosing an 'S' and a small eye-like motif near the frame.


History note: One of a group of sherds, purchased 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

Depth: 1.3 cm
Length: 8.0 cm
Width: 4.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
17th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1700 CE


The central inscription might have been IHS, see C.106-1904.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in blue)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides. Painted in blue.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border

  • Text: I 8
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: S
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.107-1904
Primary reference Number: 81130
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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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