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Dish: C.81-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica dish, painted in manganese and green with a rhomboid containing a plant and flower in the well.

Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, but very unevenly on the back; base unglazed. Painted in pale and dark manganese, and copper-green.
Shape 36. Thickly potted and heavy for its size. Circular with narrow rim and curved well, standing on a narrow foot.
In the well, there is a rhomboid containing a plant with a three-petalled flower with a cross-hatched background; on the rim, criss-crosses between manganese lines and a wide green band round the edge. On the reverse, a green band encircles the inner edge of the rim.

Notes

History note: Purportedly excavated at Orvieto. Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.0 cm
Height: 5.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - 1400 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( pale and dark manganese and copper-green) Body

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-1991
Primary reference Number: 47789
Packing number: EURCER 463
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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