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Fragment: C.6-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unidentified (Probably)
Maker: Unknown (Possibly)




Two joined fragments of a dish. Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the front and, on the back, covered with semi-translucent pinkish-white glaze. Painted in blue, green, and dark yellow. The dish has a sloping rim, short vertical side, and a deep curved well standing on a footring. The central medallion contains the initials 'IHS' surrounded by groups of three dots and enclosed by a wide blue band between two narrow. The sides are decorated with yellow rays with blue lines in the spaces, and blue, green, yellow, and blue concentric bands. On the rim are alternately blue and yellow half-leaves between narrow and wide blue bands.


History note: Acquired in Northern Italy c. 1908-1910 by Richard Sneade Brown (1851-1917) of, Heathcote, Worthing

Legal notes

Given by R.S. Brown

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.0 cm
Length: 23.7 cm
Width: 17.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Faenza ⪼ Emilia-Romagna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 15th century
Early 16th Century
Circa 1480 CE - 1520 CE


Faenza or Umbria

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, pale green, and dark yellow)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the front and, on the back, covered with semi-translucent pinkish-white glaze. Painted in blue, pale green, and dark yellow.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IHS
  • Location: In central medallion
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1910
Primary reference Number: 81152
Old object number: 161-1910 (no. 6 of group)
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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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