This catalogue of Italian maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, gives detailed information on over 500 objects in the collection, which was formed between 1904 and 1991. It includes medieval, Renaissance and later maiolica. The history of the collection is fully described by Julia Poole; the catalogue which follows is divided into separate sections according to period and religion, with each object illustrated in black and white next to its catalogue entry for ease of reference, and an additional section for colour plates. This catalogue will prove an indispensable work of reference for scholars and students of the applied arts.
List of figures in the text; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Sponsors' forewords; The history of the collection; Catalogue notes; 1. Late medieval earthenware from Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany; 2. Renaissance and the later maiolica, and earthenware painted on slip underglaze; 3. Incised slipware; Bibliography; Index.