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Bowl: C.414-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Buff fritware, pierced, incised and painted under a transparent glaze

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, painted blue with incised and pierced decoration on separate areas of the vessel, all under crazed transparent glaze.
Shape: finely potted bi-conical bowl with plain rim and foot ring
Interior: rim is painted blue, below which a concentric frieze, comprising circular or triangular pierced holes embellished with lightly incised decoration, forms a cable pattern.
Exterior: blue paint on the rim continues on the exterior. Pierced frieze is also visible but lacks added incised decoration. A transparent glaze covers the surface evenly except on the foot ring base where coverage is irregular.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead,

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.3 cm
Weight: 169 g
Width: 16.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Rim composed of pigment ( blue) Diameter 16.2 cm
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( transparent)
Interior composed of glaze ( transparent)
Base Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with pierced, incised and painted decoration under a transparent glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.414-1991
Primary reference Number: 29178
Packing number: ISCER 618
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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