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Two-handled bowl: C.94-1991

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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 with lobed rim, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, an eight-petalled stylised flower.

Earthenware, tin-glazed pale greyish-beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Circular with carinated sides and six-lobed rim, standing on a narrow foot; two strap handles with a slight longtitudinal ridge.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, there is an eight-petalled stylised flower surrounded by cross-hatching; on the rim, a green line, and, on the outside, two green bands.

Notes

History note: 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: 7.3 cm
Width: 18.4 cm

Relative size of this object

18.4 cm7.3 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

13th Century
14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1250 CE - Circa 1350 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)
Base Diameter 5.9 cm
Body

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 371/
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.94-1991
Primary reference Number: 47819
Packing number: EURCER 441
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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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