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Two-handled cup: C.95-1991

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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 cup, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a shield.

Earthenware. Tin-glazed beige overall. Painted in black and copper-green.
Approximately Shape 21. One third of a cup with carinated sides, narrow foot and one strap handle with a longtitudinal ridge; the other restored.
Inside, there is a medallion with a green ground containing a shield charged with vair, surrounded by a cross-hatched border interrupted by leaf-shaped reserves containing three green strokes. The rim is green, and, on the outside, there is a horizontal green band.

Notes

History note: Probably 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: 4.6 cm

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 ( black and copper-green)
Foot Diameter 4.0 cm
Body

Materials used in production

now beige in colour Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 114/3
  • Location: On the side
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.95-1991
Primary reference Number: 47820
Packing number: EURCER 910
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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