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Bowl: C.119-1991

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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 foliated 'P'.

Bowl. Buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-cream on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 30. Circular with deep sides curving inwards slightly towards the top, and narrow foot.
Inside, there is a foliated `P' and pairs of black strokes in the spaces round the rim; on the outside, a wavy green line.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli, Orvieto; 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 132 (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: 12.4 cm
Height: 6.4 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 1350 CE - 1425 CE

Note

The style of painting is comparable to that on a bowl decorated with a bird and leaves with pairs of short strokes in the background, which was excavated from butto F of the Palazzetto Faina, Orvieto. A bowl of a different shape decorated with a large gothic 'G' with a dotted background is in the MICF.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( black and copper-green)
Foot Diameter 6.3 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, '48' partly obscuring '13'

  • Text: '48' and '13'
  • Location: On the side
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.119-1991
Primary reference Number: 47896
Packing number: EURCER 918
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

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

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