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Bowl: C.135-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Possibly)
Pottery: Unidentified Lazio pottery (Possibly)

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica shallow bowl, painted in black and green with, in the middle, an eight-pointed star, and on the rim, panels with half-flowers.

Pale buff earthenware. The interior tin-glazed pale beige, the exterior lead-glazed pale brown. Painted in black and copper-green.
Approximately Shape 41. Circular with curved sides, shallow well and narrow foot; a suspension hole is pierced near the edge of the rim.
In the middle, within two concentric circles, there is an eight-pointed star with groups of three strokes in the spaces. The rim is divided by groups of four radial lines into seven panels, each containing a half flower. A green band between two black encircles the outer edge.

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 tghe Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.5 cm
Height: 4.5 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
15th century
Medieval
Circa 1350 CE - 1425 CE

Note

Probably made in Orvieto or a town in Northern Lazio

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( black and copper-green)
Exterior composed of lead-glaze
Interior composed of tin-glaze
Foot Diameter 6.5 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/37' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.135-1991
Primary reference Number: 48008
Packing number: EURCER 449
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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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