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Two-handled cup: C.102-1991

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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 leaf.

Earthenware. Tin-glazed pale beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in dark manganese (almost black) and copper-green.
Shape 21. Approximately a third of a bowl with carinated sides, narrow foot and one handle of oval section.
Inside, within part of two manganese circles, there is a leaf decorated with two lozenges, surrounded by hatching; on the rim a green band, and, on the outside, a green band and a green spot on the handle.

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: 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 - 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 4.0 cm
Edge Of Foot-handle Width 6.1 cm
Body

Materials used in production

base unglazed Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.102-1991
Primary reference Number: 47827
Packing number: EURCER 916
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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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