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Cup: C.333-1991

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Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Dark buff earthenware, thrown, the interior and exterior of the bowl and part of the top of the foot coated with cream slip, incised, and painted in brownish-yellow and green under thin lead-glaze. Circular with carinated sides and almost flat base, standing on a high, sloping, hollow, foot. The interior is decorated on the base with an incised circle containing four triangular motifs pointing inwards, two splashed with green and two with brownish yellow. On the sides below the rim there is a zig-zag line between two horizontal bands, dabbed alternately with green and brownish-yellow. On the exterior, there are two horizontal incised lines below the rim, and at regular intervals there are pairs of vertical incised lines and short stripes of alternate colours descending from the rim.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - 1400 CE


Probably from Cyprus

School or Style


Components of the work

Parts composed of slip ( cream)
Glaze composed of lead-glaze
Rim Diameter 9.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Dark buff earthenware, thrown, the interior and exterior of the bowl and part of the top of the foot coated with cream slip, incised, and painted in brownish-yellow and green under thin lead-glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: 52/7
  • Location: Stuck on exterior
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.333-1991
Primary reference Number: 22509
Old object number: EURCER/488
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 26 October 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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