Skip to main content

Fragment: C.12-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Probably)




Red earthenware, thickly potted and covered with cream slip on both sides. Part of the base and the sloping side of a dish.
The upper side is incised with part of a leaf (?) and part of a circular geometric border, coloured in green and yellowish-brown under lead glaze which has become slightly iridescent.


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

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.2 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna ⪼ Emilia-Romagna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1600 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in green and yellowish-brown)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip-coated : Red earthenware, thickly potted and covered with cream slip on both sides, coloured in green and yellowish-brown under lead glaze.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular label with blue octagonal border

  • Text: 60
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1910
Primary reference Number: 81158
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 April 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Fragment" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-24 06:39:02

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Fragment |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-03-24 06:39:02|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: C.45-1982


Accession Number: C.44-1982


Accession Number: C.46-1982


Accession Number: C.47-1982

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...