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Bowl: C.121-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, a double cross and cross-hatching.

Buff earthenware. Tin-glazed pale beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with curved sides, standing on a narrow foot.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, there is a manganese double cross with a small green cross at the centre and green Vs on each arm, surrounded by manganese cross-hatching. On the outside, there is a green wavy line.

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: 8.8 cm
Height: 4.2 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
Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1400 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Base Diameter 4.2 cm
Body

Materials used in production

base unglazed Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular

  • Text: ORVIETO/5871 NK
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with blue edge

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/17' 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.121-1991
Primary reference Number: 47937
Packing number: EURCER 934
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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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