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Fragment: C.4-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Probably)




Pale red earthenware, the upper side covered in cream slip, incised, and coloured green, brownish-yellow, and greyish-blue, and lead-glazed overall. Part of the shallow well and a small area of the rim of a dish, with concave base. In the centre is a plant with two buds and two leaves, with part of a green circular frame below. On the rim is the lower end of a leaf (?) and four blue spots.


History note: Old catalogue entry states 'Excavated at Ravenna'. But list in the accession register also gives Bologna. Richard Sneade Brown, Heathcote, Worthing

Legal notes

Given by R.S. Brown

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 14.0 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( green, brownish-yellow, and greyish-blue)
Upper Side

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with octagonal blue border

  • Text: 56
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: large rectangular label with octagonal blue border

  • Text: Sgraffito/? 15th Cent./cf. Specimen in the BM marked/Padua
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: large rectangular label

  • Text: cf. Sgraffito/plate in Salting/Collection marked La Frata/1450-1500
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1910
Primary reference Number: 81149
Old object number: 4
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 May 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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