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Bowl: C.117-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in black and green with, on the inside, an eight-spoked wheel with at intervals three circles.

Pale reddish-buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with deep sides, curving inwards slightly towards the rim; narrow disk base.
Inside, there is an eight-spoked wheel or star surrounded at intervals by three concentric black-edged green circles with radiating black strokes between them. Outside, there is a green horizontal band 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, 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, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.3 cm
Height: 5.6 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
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 5.8 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./13.' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.117-1991
Primary reference Number: 47888
Packing number: EURCER 472
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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