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Two-handled bowl: C.85-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica two-handled bowl, painted in manganese and green with, in the middle, a loop knot with fleur-de-lis, and surrounded by, on the sides, cross-hatching, criss-crosses, bands and chains.

Buff earthenware. The interior tin-glazed pale grey, the exterior lead-glazed yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Approximately Shape 35, but with straighter sides. Circular with sloping sides, curving inwards at the rim, disk base and two strap handles, each with a thumb print at the top.
In the middle, within two concentric manganese circles, there is a loop knot with four green fleurs-de-lis and four short strokes over it, surrounded by cross-hatching; on the sides, criss-crosses between green bands, and a green chain between pairs of manganese bands.

Notes

History note: Perhaps Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; perhaps Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 80 (sold to Franks). 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; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.1 cm
Width: 27.5 cm

Relative size of this object

27.5 cm5.1 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) Exterior composed of lead-glaze Interior composed of tin-glaze Base Diameter 12.5 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 80
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.85-1991
Primary reference Number: 47808
Packing number: EURCER 919
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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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