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Fragment: C.17-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Faenza pottery (Probably)




Fragment of a dish centre. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale blue on both sides (a berettino glaze). Painted in dark blue, yellow, pale brown and white. Approximately circular with slightly convex centre and irregularly chipped edge. A circular medallion containing a three-quarter length figure of St Dominic, holding a heart in his out-stretched left hand, and a cross and a lily in his right, against a dark blue ground, enclosed by a narrow blue band and a white band with short strokes projecting from it (resembling blanket stitch). On the reverse are the ends of yellow lines and blue squiggles radiating from the concave base.


History note: Probably from the collection of Frederick Leverton Harris (1864-1926); his widow, Mrs F. Leverton Harris

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F. Leverton Harris

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.9 cm
Height: 1.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Faenza ⪼ Emilia-Romagna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928-08-24) by Harris, Frederick Leverton, Mrs


16th Century
Circa 1515 CE - 1540 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue, yellow, pale brown and white)

Materials used in production

pale blue Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale blue on both sides (a berettino glaze), and painted in dark blue, yellow, pale brown and white.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1928
Primary reference Number: 81164
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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