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Two-handled bowl: C.84-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica two-handled bowl, painted in manganese and green with leaves, zig-zags, horizontal bands and a chain.

Cream earthenware, tin-glazed inside; unglazed exterior. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Circular base, sloping sides rising to an extremely warped oval rim; two wide strap handles with a thumb print at the top.
Inside, within two concentric circles, there are two crossed wavy stems with a leaf at each end and small leaves in the spaces. The lower part of the side is decorated with a zig-zag and leaves between pairs of horizontal bands, and, higher up, there is a green chain and a manganese band.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 107; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.0 cm
Width: 27.7 cm

Relative size of this object

27.7 cm11 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) 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 ( manganese and copper-green) Interior composed of tin-glaze Base Diameter 13.5 cm
Rim Diameter 26.7 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./36' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: brown tie-on

  • Text: 107
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-1991
Primary reference Number: 47807
Packing number: EURCER 452
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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