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The Assumption of the Virgin: C.1790-1928

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Object information

Titles

The Assumption of the Virgin

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)

Description

Dark buff earthenware, moulded in relief, incised, and painted in green under lead-glaze. Mandorla-shaped, with a scrolled rectangular panel at the bottom, and two holes for suspension at the top. The crowned Virgin stands with her hands together surrounded by fourteen cherubs'heads with wings. The panel below is incised with the letters 'R.M.C.'

Notes

History note: Probably Marcioni-Lucatelli collection; Sotheby's, 17 February 1914, lot 261; sold to Wilde. Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 43 cm
Width: 24 cm

Relative size of this object

24 cm43 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Carpi ⪼ Emilia-Romagna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 17th or early 18th century
Circa 1680 CE - 1720 CE

Note

According to Reggi, see Documentation, this Assumption was inspired by a wood sculpture of 1514 by Gaspare Cibelli in the Duomo at Carpi. Another possible source was a bronze plaquette attributed to a Master Alivse, which mayh have inspired maiolica panels made in the eighteenth century at Imola.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colour ( green) Front composed of lead-glaze

Materials used in production

dark buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Dark buff earthenware, moulded in relief, incised, and painted in green under lead-glaze

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1790-1928
Primary reference Number: 72616
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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