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Bowl: C.118-1991

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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 gothic R, surrounded by circular bands with rows of lozenges between them.

Bowl. Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with curved sides and narrow foot.
Inside, there is a gothic R on a dotted ground, surrounded by three concentric black-edged green bands with rows of lozenges tip to tip between them; on the outside, a wavy green band between two narrow black bands.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 125 (1). Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by 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: 12.6 cm
Height: 5.8 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

Note

A similar bowl decorated with a gothic A on a dotted ground is in the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza.

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 6.6 cm
Body

Materials used in production

base unglazed Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.118-1991
Primary reference Number: 47891
Packing number: EURCER 917
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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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