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Two-handled bowl: C.91-1991

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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 black and green with, on the inside, two crossed pointed leaves with a trefoil leaf and wavy line in the spaces.

Two handled bowl. Buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-beige on the inside; lead-glazed yellowish-brown on the exterior; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 31. Circular with uneven rim, curved sides, narrow foot and two strap handles.
Inside, within two black concentric circles, there are two crossed pointed leaves with a trefoil leaf and a wavy line in each of the spaces; on the sides, a wavy green band and a black band close to the rim.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, 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

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 19.6 cm

Relative size of this object

19.6 cm7.5 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

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 ( black and copper-green)
Inside composed of tin-glaze
Foot Diameter 6.7 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./32' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: brown tie-on

  • Text: 107/17
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.91-1991
Primary reference Number: 47814
Packing number: EURCER 947
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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