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Fragment of a bowl centre: C.4.7-1964

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Probably Unknown (Production)


Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides and painted in blue, yellow and orange. Convex circular fragment from the centre of a bowl or dish. Painted with the Cross (without the figure of Christ) and three stylised figures: one at the foot of the Cross and one on either side. Border of two concentric circles with stripes between them.


History note: Found in Orvieto. Collection of Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; purchased from Fenton, Cranbourne St., shortly after the sale at Sotheby's on 16-17 February, 1914, but not included in it.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Rackham, Bernard


16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1600 1600 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( in blue, yellow and orange)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides and painted in blue, yellow and orange.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.7-1964
Primary reference Number: 74909
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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