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Fragment: C.14-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Perhaps)




Fragment of a dish. Red earthenware covered with white slip and dapled in blue on both sides under lead glaze; the underside of the base and footring is unglazed.
Five-sided with a slight central depression, standing on a footring.


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

Legal notes

Given by R.S. Brown

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.4 cm
Length: 11.5 cm
Width: 9.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ 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


Italian, Emilia-Romagna or The Veneto, perhaps Padua

School or Style


Components of the work

Sides composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip-coated : Red earthenware covered with white slip and dapled in blue on both sides under lead glaze; the underside of the base and footring is unglazed.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue octagonal border

  • Text: 74
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1910
Primary reference Number: 81160
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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

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