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Dish: C.25-1932

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): case 1, part A


Maker: Unidentified Tuscan pottery (District)




Renaissance, maiolica dish, painted in red, green and brown with a star surrounded by leaves and almond-shapes.

Red earthenware, the front tin-glazed, the reverse unglazed. Painted in green, yellow, and manganese-brown.
Shape 48. Circular with narrow, slightly sloping rim, deep sides and flat centre.
In the middle, a yellow six-pointed star is imposed on a green and white rosette, surrounded by six loops enclosing green ovoid leaves, and almond-shapes with serrated motifs over them. The background is cross-hatched in manganese and surrounded by a yellow circle. The sides are decorated with lanceolate leaves alternating with squiggles. The rim is divided by yellow and manganese stripes into ten panels filled with horizontal green and manganese scales or leaves.


History note: Wilhelm von Bode; Kurt Glogowski; Sotheby's, 8 June 1932, Catalogue of the well-known collection of important Italian majolica, also bronzes and statuary, velvets, textiles and embroideries, fine Oriental rugs, & c. the property of Herr Kurt Glogowski of Berlin, lot 33.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 43 cm
Height: 7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1932-06-08) by Sotheby's


15th Century, first half
Circa 1420 CE - 1450 CE


Probably made in Florence or its district between about 1420 and 1450

School or Style

famiglia verde

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( green, yellow, and manganese-brown)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red earthenware, the front tin-glazed, the reverse unglazed. Painted in green, yellow, and manganese-brown.

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-1932
Primary reference Number: 81378
Glaisher additions number number: Gl.Add.43-1932
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 30 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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

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