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Fragment: C.7-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Montelupo potter




Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and very dark manganese-brown.
Four-sided concave fragment of a dish with a small area of the everted edge. A foot and trousered leg, and part of another leg, standing on greensward. On the reverse, there are parts of three manganese-brown concentric bands.


History note: Acquired in northern Italy, probably Bologna, between 1908-1910 by Richard Sneade Brown (1851-1917), of Heathcote, Worthing.

Legal notes

Given by R.S. Brown

Measurements and weight

Length: 10.4 cm
Width: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Montelupo ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 16th Century
17th Century
Circa 1575 CE - 1700 CE


This is a fragment of a typical Montelupo dish with a boldly painted male figure on the front, and concentric rings on the back

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, green, yellow, orange and very dark manganese-brown)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides., and painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and very dark manganese-brown.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small rectangular label with octagonal blue border

  • Text: 60
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: large rectangular label with octagonal blue border

  • Text: Monte-Lupo/cf plate in/B.M. ???., No number/c. 1640
  • Method of creation: In blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1910
Primary reference Number: 81153
Old object number: 161-1910 (part 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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