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Bowl: C.116-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a wavy-rayed star within a circle.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and a little copper-green. Inside, there is a wavy-rayed star within a circle, surrounded by concentric decoration comprising a 'ladder', a narrow band, an undulating line with green in the curved spaces between it and the next bane, a 'ladder' and a narrow band near the rim. Outside, a wavy green band.
Shape 29. Circular with curved sides and disk base.

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, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1950

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.9 cm
Height: 4.7 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 ( black and copper-green)
Base Diameter 6.5 cm
Body

Materials used in production

base unglazed Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.116-1991
Primary reference Number: 47872
Packing number: EURCER 473
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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