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Bowl: C.73-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Production)

Description

Pinkish buff earthenware. The upper part of the exterior is lead-glazed; the interior and rim of the exterior are tin-glazed off-white. Painted in very dark manganese appearing black, black and copper-green.
Shape 40. Circular with deep sides, rising upwards in a gentle convex curve to the widest point and then upwards steeply to the rim, which curves inwards; the base is flat and projects slightly.
Inside, within two black concentric circles, there is a knot with green squiggles on the arms and in the spaces between them, black Vs and green trefoils with two black wedge-shaped marks above each. Below the rim are a broad green band and a narrow black band.

Notes

History note: Purportedly excavated at the Palazzo Piccolomini, Siena.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Siena ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.

Dating

14th Century
15th century
Medieval
Circa 1350 CE - 1425 CE

School or Style

Medieval

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( very dark manganese appearing black, black and copper-green) lead-glaze tin-glaze Base Diameter 12.5 cm
Rim Diameter 27.8 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.73-1927
Primary reference Number: 48031
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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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