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Bowl: C.335-1991

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Pottery: Unknown (Probably)




Slip-coated earthenware with incised decoration painted in green and ywllowish-brown under lead-glaze

Buff earthenware, appearing pale orange on the exterior of the foot, thrown, slip-coated on the interior and exterior, except for the underside of the foot, incised, and painted in green and yellowish-brown under lead-glaze. Circular with sloping, carinated sides, standing on a high, incurved footring. There are three spur marks on the interior. Decorated inside with an incised design comprising a central medallion containing a four-petalled flower (?), surrounded by a band of paired leaves, and a band of whirls between incised lines. Painted pale green overall with four splodges of yellowish-brown over the central medallion, and at intervals over the two bands. There is a brown band on the rim. On the sloping upper part of the sides there are four horizontal incised bands with zig-zag line over them. The exterior, and some of the footring, is pale green with splodges of brownish-yellow and darker green over the incised design.


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: 10.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
15th century
Circa 1300 CE - 1500 CE


Probably from Cyprus

School or Style


Components of the work

Parts composed of slip ( cream)
Glaze composed of lead-glaze
Rim Diameter 15.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, appearing pale orange on the exterior of the foot, thrown, slip-coated on the interior and exterior, except for the underside of the foot, incised, and painted in green and yellowish-brown under lead-glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 291
  • Location: Stuck on the inside of the foot
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.335-1991
Primary reference Number: 23612
Old object number: EURCER/486
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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