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Bowl: C.111-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a rhomboidal area of cross-hatching.

Earthenware, tin-glazed beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 32. Circular with narrow sloping rim and deep curved sides, standing on a narrow foot.
Inside, there is a rhomboidal area of cross-hatching surrounded by a green line, and, further out, three short black lines and three longer green lines.

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; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.9 cm
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

14th Century
Late Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - 1400 CE

Note

Comparable motifs occur on two-handled bowls in the Fondazione Horne, Florence and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Orvieto, and, more boldly drawn with cross-hatched centres, on several fragments recovered from a 'butto' under the Palazzo del Popolo, Orvieto, which from architectural evidence were deposited not earlier than the 1280s.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( black and copper-green) Body

Materials used in production

except base 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/14' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with blue edge

  • Text: 108/25
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.111-1991
Primary reference Number: 47836
Packing number: EURCER 933
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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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