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Bowl: C.123-1991

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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, on the inside, a geometrical flower.

Pale pinkish-buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with curved sides and disk base.
Inside, within a manganese-edged green circle, there is a geometrical flower formed by two interlocking eights with cross-hatching in the background.

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: 13.4 cm
Height: 6.0 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
Late Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1400 CE

Note

The infrequent occurrence of cross-hatching on bowls of this rounded form suggests that they were introduced later than carinated bvowls, perhaps in the early fourtheenth century. They continued to be made in the fifteenth century and there are numerous examples with polychrome decoration. .

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark manganese and copper-green)
Base Diameter 6.4 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, '0./10'
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.123-1991
Primary reference Number: 47963
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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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