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Bowl: C.109-1991

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted black and green with, on the inside, a pair of antlers enclosing a flower.

Buff earthenware, thickly potted and very thinly tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 23. Circular with carinated sides and narrow foot.
Inside, a pair of antlers enclose a flower with groups of two and three black strokes in the spaces; on the outside there is a wavy green line below the rim.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 108; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950;p transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.8 cm
Height: 4.9 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 - 1375 CE

Note

The antlers may indicate a connection with the Monaldeschi della Cervara family of Orvieto

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 4.2 cm
Body

Materials used in production

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/15.' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.109-1991
Primary reference Number: 47834
Packing number: EURCER 929
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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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