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Fragment: C.17-1910

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Probably)




Fragment of a cover or foot (?). Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in dark, greyish blue and dark yellow. Approximately triangular, convex fragment with part of the central, cylindrical stem or finial.
The cylindrical element is encircled by a broad yellow band between two blue. Radiating from it are parts of four squiggles, broadening towards the edge, separated by lines and dots. A little remains of a broad yellow band between two blue on the outer edge. The underside is undecorated.


History note: Acquired in northern Italy between 1908-1910, perhaps found at Orvieto; R.S. Brown (1851-1917), Heathcote, Worthing

Legal notes

Given by R.S. Brown

Measurements and weight

Length: 12.2 cm
Width: 8.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Early#
1500 - 1530


The label indicates that the fragment was attributed to Cafaggiolo when acquired

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark, greyish blue and dark orange)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on both sides, and painted in dark, greyish blue and dark orange.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: narrow rectangular label

  • Text: 'Caffagiolo' in black ink, '284k' and '15 cent' in red ink
  • Method of creation: In black and red ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1910
Primary reference Number: 81163
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 April 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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