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Bowl: C.127-1991

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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 trilobate leaf reserved in cross-hatching.

Earthenware, thickly potted, with shiny, pale grey tin-glaze on both sides; base partly unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 24. Circular with narrow rim, carinated sides and narrow foot.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, there is a trilobate leaf reserved in cross-hatching; on the rim, alternating groups of green and manganese radiating strokes; and on the outside, two green horizontal bands.

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.1 cm
Height: 6.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

14th Century
Late Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1400 CE

Note

This bowl is extremely heavy in comparison with the others of this form, which, with its comparatively unscathed greyish-white glaze, suggested that it might be an early twentieth-century reproduction. However, the satisfactory result of thermoluminescence analysis of a sample from Cat. no. 127 (C.133-1991), which is also heavy and new looking, suggests that this may not indicate later manufacture

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Foot Diameter 4.7 cm
Body

Materials used in production

base partly unglazed Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue edge

  • Text: `WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, `O./6.' inscribed in ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.127-1991
Primary reference Number: 47972
Packing number: EURCER 948
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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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