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Two-handled bowl: C.87-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica two-handled bowl, painted in manganese and green, with, on the inside, a vegetal motif, with cross-hatching and S hooks.

Buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-beige inside; lead-glazed yellowish-brown on the exterior; unglazed base with two streaks of lead-glaze. Painted in dark manganese and a little copper-green.
Shape 33. Circular with narrow rim, deep sloping, disk base and two small loop handles.
In the middle, within two concentric circles, there is a vegetal motif with cross-hatching in the background; on the sides, closely spaced green S hooks.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli, Orvieto; 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 117 (1). 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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.8 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

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

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of lead-glaze ( base unglazed) Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark manganese and copper-green) Interior composed of tin-glaze Base Diameter 7.8 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 117/3
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.87-1991
Primary reference Number: 47810
Packing number: EURCER 909
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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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