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Fragment: C.9-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Buff earthenware, coated in white slip, painted in blue and yellow, and covered with a blue-tinted, semi-translucent glaze. Approximately D-shaped, fragment of a shallow bowl or plate with about half of the centre and curved sides, standing on a concave base. On the front, a blue Cupid stands holding a bow in his left hand, surrounded by a small area of yellow background close to his body. The glaze has crazed.


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

Legal notes

Given by R.S. Brown

Measurements and weight

Depth: 12.3 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
Early 17th Century
Circa 1550 - 1620

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip-coated : Buff earthenware, coated in white slip, painted in blue and yellow, and covered with a blue-tinted, semi-translucent glaze.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: label with octagonal blue border

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-1910
Primary reference Number: 81155
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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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