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Bowl: C.122-1991

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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 manganese and green with, in the middle a seven-lobed leaf inside a gothic 'O', and on the sides, a green circle and radiating strokes.

Bowl. Buff earthenware. Very thickly potted and heavy. Tin-glazed pinkish-grey on both sides; dribbles of glaze on the base. Painted in dark manganese-brown and copper-green.
Approximately Shape 30. Circular with sloping sides curving inwards at the top, and narrow disk foot.
In the middle, there is a seven-lobed leaf inside a gothic `O' (?) surrounded by dots; on the sides, a green circle between two dark brown, and a row of short radiating brown strokes; and on the outside, a thick wavy green line.

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 132 (2). 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: 7.0 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 thick walls and dotted background are reminiscent of a bowl decorated with a bird from 'butto' F of the Palazzetto Faina, Orvieto, which has been dated to the last quarter of the fourteenth, or early fifteenth, century.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese-brown and copper-green)
Foot Diameter 6.1 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 39
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 196
  • Location: On the outside
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 132/4
  • Location: On the outside
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.122-1991
Primary reference Number: 47941
Packing number: EURCER 884
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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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