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Bowl: C.112-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, four leaves and a four-petalled flower.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 32, circular with narrow sloping rim, upturned slightly at the edge, curved sides and narrow disk foot.
Inside, within two manganese concentric circles, there are four green pointed leaves meeting in the centre of a four-petalled flower, and four triangular areas of cross-hatching; on the rim, continuous manganese criss-crosses and green and manganese bands by the edge.

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.1 cm
Height: 5.1 cm

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 - 1400 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 5.4 cm
Body

Materials used in production

base unglazed 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/7.' 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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.112-1991
Primary reference Number: 47837
Packing number: EURCER 426
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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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