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Two-handled cup: C.97-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica two-handled cup, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, a stylised flower.

Cream earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 21. Circular with carinated sides, narrow foot and two loop handles (restored).
Inside, within two manganese concentric circles, there is a stylised flower on a stalk surrounded by cross-hatching; on the outside, a green horizontal band.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli; 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, part of lot 134. 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: 4.9 cm
Width: 15.0 cm

Relative size of this object

15 cm4.9 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
Late 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) Foot Diameter 4.7 cm
Body

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 134
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.97-1991
Primary reference Number: 47822
Packing number: EURCER 455
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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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