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Two-handled cup: C.96-1991

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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 manganese and green with, on the inside, a trefoil leaf.

Two-handled cup. Earthenware, tin-glazed pale grey overall. Painted in dark manganese (almost black) and copper-green.
Shape 21. Circular with carinated sides, narrow foot and two loop handles of oval section.
Inside, within two manganese concentric circles, there is a trefoil leaf surrounded by cross-hatching; on the outside, oblique manganese strokes with a manganese band above and a green and a manganese below. On one handle there is a green spot.

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: 5.0 cm
Width: 14.4 cm

Relative size of this object

14.4 cm5 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 ( dark manganese and copper-green)
Foot Diameter 3.4 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.96-1991
Primary reference Number: 47821
Packing number: EURCER 945
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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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