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Fragment: C.3-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Deruta potter (Probably)




Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange. The centre, and part of the side of the bowl of the cup, with the terminal of one handle, and signs of the other on the opposite side, standing on a narrow, concave foot. Inside, the Madonna dei Bagni - the seated Madonna holding the standing infant Christ who holds an orb , with a blue crescent moon below them, surrounded by part of the orange and blue border of the medallion. On the outside are part of two yellow bands. The handle terminal is green.


History note: One of a group of sherds acquired in Northern Italy 1908-1910, possibly found at Perugia; Richard Sneade Brown, Heathcote, Worthing

Legal notes

Given by R.S. Brown

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.0 cm
Width: 10.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910-05-30) by Brown, Richard Sneade


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1650 CE


Probably made at Deruta

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, and orange)
Foot Diameter 4.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with octagonal blue border

  • Text: 15a
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1910
Primary reference Number: 81146
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 November 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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