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Bowl: C.130-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, in the middle, a flower surrounded by cross-hatching.

Bowl. Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-beige, the rim and exterior now appearing brown. Painted in manganese-black and copper-green.
Shape 24. Circular with narrow rim, carinated sides, and low foot.
In the middle, within a black-edged green circle, there is a flower surrounded by cross-hatching; on the rim, alternating groups of black and green radiating strokes; and on the exterior, a row of arrow-heads with a black band above and a wider green band between two black below.

Notes

History note: Possibly Marcioni-Lucatelli sale, Sotheby's, 16 February, 1914, lot 141; William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, 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: 13.3 cm
Height: 6.2 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
Medieval
Circa 1275 CE - Circa 1375 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese-black and copper-green) Foot Diameter 4.8 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: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./1' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 108/25
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: pencilled faintly

  • Text: 14/
  • Location: On the side
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.130-1991
Primary reference Number: 47979
Packing number: EURCER 911
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Audit data

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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