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Two-handled bowl: C.89-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica two-handled bowl, painted in manganese and green with a trefoil-shaped plant inside.

Buff earthenware. Tin-glazed pale pinkish-grey on the inside; lead-glazed yellowish-brown on the rim, exterior and base. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 31. Circular with curved sides, narrow disk base and two strap handles.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, there is a green trefoil-shaped plant flanked by crosses and curved strokes; below the rim, a narrow manganese band.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, probably lot 108; 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: 7.4 cm
Width: 21.1 cm

Relative size of this object

21.1 cm7.4 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
1st quarter 15th century
Late Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - 1425 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 7.8 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./33' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.89-1991
Primary reference Number: 47812
Packing number: EURCER 912
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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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