Skip to main content

Basin: C.84-1927

An image of Basin

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unidentified Deruta pottery

Entities

  • Basin
  • shallow basin for ewer
  • dish for a ewer

Categories

Description

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with brassy-yellow lustre.
Shape 70, but deeper. Circular with narrow rim, wide shallow well with a slightly convex boss in the middle, surrounded by a circle rib, a sloping concave zone and an indented circle.
On the boss within a blue circle, a woman half-length in profile to left faces a plant with three flowers. The boss is surrounded by a broad lustre band decorated with blue interlace, outside which is a series of concentric circles: blue, reserved white, blue, lustre and blue. The sides are decorated with slanting pseudo-gadroons and the rim has two continuous interlacing lines. A lustre band encircles the edge. On the back are four spaced concentric lustre circles.

Notes

History note: A. Wylie; F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.5 cm
Height: 3.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

Early 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 - 1530

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue) reduced pigment lustre ( silver-yellow, appearing brassy-yellow) tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff earthenware, moulded, and tin-glazed overall. Painted in blue and with brassy-yellow lustre.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and blue printed border

  • Text: 'M24' in ink, 'Leverton/Harris/1926' in pencil
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink and pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-1927
Primary reference Number: 48529
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 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 (2022) "Basin" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/48529 Accessed: 2022-09-26 14:38:53

Citation for Wikipedia

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

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/48529 |title=Basin |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-09-26 14:38:53|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:

https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/api/v1/objects/object-48529

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa1/C_84_1927_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Basin"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Basin</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

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

Basin

Accession Number: C.1908 & A-1928

Basin

Accession Number: GR.246.1907

Copper alloy bowl

Accession Number: E.211.1954

Wash basin

Accession Number: C.1897-1928

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...