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Two-handled bowl: C.90-1991

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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 bunch of grapes.

Buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-white inside, on the top of the handle and upper part of the exterior; the lower part is lead-glazed yellowish-brown, and there are trickles of lead-glaze on the base. Painted in dark manganese and green.
Shape 31. Circular with curved sides, narrow disk base and two strap handles.
In the middle, two manganese concentric circles enclose a bunch of grapes. On the sides, there is a green chain with a manganese band above.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni 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 82. 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

Height: 8.5 cm
Width: 22.3 cm

Relative size of this object

22.3 cm8.5 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

Note

This bowl can be seen in a pre 1910 photograph of maiolica found in butti in Orvieto (see Documentation 1997).

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, Base composed of lead-glaze
Inside composed of tin-glaze
Bowl Diameter 18.8 cm
Foot Diameter 8.5 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: brown tie-on

  • Text: 16
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 82
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-1991
Primary reference Number: 47813
Packing number: EURCER 953
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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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