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Bowl: C.128-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, in the middle, an interlocking loop knot.

Bowl. Cream earthenware. The interior and upper part of the exterior are tin-glazed pale beige; the lower part has opaque yellowish-brown glaze of which there are traces on the foot. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 24 with very narrow rim. Circular, carinated sides and narrow foot.
In the middle, within two manganese circles, there is an interlocking loop knot enclosing four green dots, surrounded by cross-hatching; on the rim, alternating groups of manganese and green radiating strokes; and on the exterior, manganese crosses between narrow horizontal bands with a green and a manganese band below.

Notes

History note: 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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.3 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

13th Century
14th Century
Late Medieval
Circa 1275 CE - Circa 1375 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of tin-glaze ( and part exterior) Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Foot Diameter 4.5 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.128-1991
Primary reference Number: 47973
Packing number: EURCER 962
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Audit data

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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