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Maker/s

Mancini Workshop possibly (potter)

Category

tin-glazed earthenware
maiolica

Name

basin
dish

School/Style

Renaissance

Description

Shallow basin for a ewer. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse has brown speckles and is tinged with green in two areas. Painted in blue, green, yellow, and brownish-orange. Shape approximately 71. Circular with a narrow rim, wide shallow well and flat centre surrounded by a circular rib. The basin has warped. In the middle is a beribboned shield of testa di cavallo form, charged with the arms of Colonna, or a column argent (shown as brownish-orange with a blue and white column), flanked by the letters `.VI' and `VA.'. The blue rib is surrounded by a border of blue and yellow half-flowers. The sides are decorated with formal plants and foliate scrolls bearing stylised fruits and flowers. On the rim is a border of bulbs and sprays of stylised flowers on a blue ground. The back is inscribed in the middle in blue with an `M' crossed, and round the rim are interlacing blue petals.

Production Place

Deruta (potter) (place) ()

Umbria (potter) (region)

Italy (potter) (country)

Technique Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse has brown speckles and is tinged with green in two areas. Painted in blue, green, yellow, and brownish-orange.

Dimensions

height: (whole): 3.7 cm
diameter: (whole): 32.3 cm

Period

16th century

Date

circa 1530 to 1560

Provenance

bought: Cecil Leitch & Kerin Ltd. 1931 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund.

Documentation

  1. Rackham, Bernard A New Chapter in the History of Italian Maiolica, I Deruta,
    Source title: Burlington Magazine (April 1915)
    [comments: Publ. pl. I D]
  2. Rackham, Bernard (1935 (reprinted Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1987)) Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: p. 285]
    [comments: Publ. I, p. 285, no. 2195, II, pl. 168C]
  3. Bellini, Mario (1964) Maioliche italiane del Rinascimento, Milan [page: p. 125]
    [comments: Publ. p. 125]
  4. Poole, Julia E. (1995) Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: pp. 198-9]
    [comments: Publ. pp. 198-9, no. 272]

Other Notes

Accession Number

C.38-1931 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 74733; Input Date: 2002-06-17 / Last Edit: 2011-05-02)

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