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Cup: C.103-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica cup with one handle, painted in black and green, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a grotesque bearded face.

Earthenware. Very thinly tin-glazed beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 21, with one handle missing. Circular with carinated sides, narrow foot and one narrow strap handle.
Inside, there is a C or G enclosing a grotesque bearded face; on the outside, a green horizontal band between two black.

Notes

History note: Probably Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano 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, lot 131 (1). William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 107; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.0 cm
Width: 12.9 cm

Relative size of this object

12.9 cm5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1400 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 4.3 cm
Body

Materials used in production

(except base) appears beige Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./27.' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 107/17
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 4
  • Location: On the side
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103-1991
Primary reference Number: 47828
Packing number: EURCER 940
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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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