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Title:

The Virgin and Child enthroned

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unidentified Deruta potter, maker, Italy, Umbria, Deruta

Collection:

J. W. L. Glaisher

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name(s):

figure group
maiolica; category

Date:

dated 1676-03-22
dated 22 March 1676

School/Style:

Baroque

Period:

17th Century

Description(s):

tin-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome.
Dark buff earthenware, moulded and modelled in the round; tin-glazed on the exterior and on the hollow interior. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, brownish-orange, and manganese-purple.
The Virgin sits on a semi-circular throne with a winged cherub's head on each side at the front. She wears a long-sleeved yellow and orange striped gown and a blue cloak scattered with yellow stars. The infant Christ holding an orb sits on her right knee, and she supports a book on her left knee. The green base is decorated along the shaped front edge with three winged cherub's heads in relief. The top is inscribed in manganese `CF/PC/1676 16../S M'. The back of the throne is inscribed in blue `A.D.22D./MARZO/ 1676/.CDF./ P '.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
tin-glazing; exterior
painting; decoration; dark blue, green, yellow, brownish-orange, and manganese-purple

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; exterior
high-temperature colours; decoration; dark blue, green, yellow, brownish-orange, and manganese-purple

Technique
Description:

dark buff earthenware, moulded and modelled in the round; tin-glazed on the exterior and on the hollow interior. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, brownish-orange, and manganese-purple.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 38.5, cm
width, base, 18.4, cm
depth, base, 24.0, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Provenance:

Tregaskis, Oxford Street, London, from whom purchased about 1897 for £8 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription(s):

inscription; top; inscribed in manganese; CF/PC/1676 16../S M
inscription; on the back of the throne; inscribed in blue; A.D.22D./MARZO/ 1676/.CDF./ P

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1986. Plagiarism Personified? European Pottery and Porcelain Figures.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. p. 11
Publ. p. 11, A4, ill. pl. 1

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 Pressp. p. 286
Publ. I, p. 286, no. 2201, II, pl. 170A

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 210-211
Publ. pp. 210-11, no. 284

Fiocco, Carola. Gherardi, Gabriella. 1994. La ceramica di Deruta dal XIII al XVIII secolo.Perugia: p. p. 325
Publ. p. 325, figs. 242a & b

Avery, Victoria. Calaresu, Melissa. Laven, Mary. 2015. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.London: Philip Wilson Publishersp. 246, 273
Publ. p. 246, Fig. 275, and p. 273, Cat. 255

Accession:

Object Number: C.2201-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 79072; input: 2002-06-19; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/79072





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