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Bowl: C.114-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, in the middle, a stylised plant with three heart-shaped leaves and tendrils.

Pinkish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides, one area greyish-white, the rest pale beige; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with deep sides, curving inwards slightly at the top and disk base.
In the middle, there is a stylised plant with three heart-shaped leaves and tendrils, surrounded by a wide green band edged with manganese; on the sides, a row of oblique strokes, a narrow manganese band and a wide green band; and on the outside, a wavy green band.

Notes

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

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.4 cm
Height: 6.2 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
1st quarter 15th century
Late Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - 1425 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) Base Diameter 5.6 cm
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 edge

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/8' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: remains of a circular label with a blue border (a Christie's lot no.).

  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.114-1991
Primary reference Number: 47839
Packing number: EURCER 446
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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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