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Fragment: C.108-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

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

Entities

Categories

Description

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, but not on the underside of the edge of the base. Painted in blue with a little pale yellow. Irregularly-shaped fragment of a bowl with about two-thirds of the concave foot and a little of the sides. The upper part of a monk with his arms raised in front of him (possibly Saint Francis).

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.' Bosanquet visited Orvieto in late July 1904.

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Width: 5.8 cm

Relative size of this object

5.8 cm1.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue and a little pale yellow)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, but not on the underside of the edge of the base. Painted in blue with a little pale yellow.

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: I 9
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.108-1904
Primary reference Number: 81131
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 March 2017 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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