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Bowl: C.147-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Maker)

Description

Renaissance maiolica bowl, painted in blue and green with, in the middle, a rosette, surrounded by concentric circles on the sides.

Earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white on both sides; base partly glazed. Painted in dark blue and green.
Shape 29. Hemisperical bowl, standing on a splayed foot.
In the middle is a multi-petalled blue rosette. The sides are decorated with a row of blue spots and concentric circles: narrow blue, wide blue, wide green between pairs of narrow blue, and wide blue. Outside there is a wide blue band between two narrow.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli (1862-19 ); Sotheby's, 16-17 [17] February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, part of lot 185 (unsold). 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 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th century
Early 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1450 CE - 1510 CE

Note

The previous ownership of this bowl indicates that it was probably made in Orvieto or elsewhere in Umbria, or northern Lazio

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue and green)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white on both sides; base partly glazed. Painted in dark blue and green.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 185/
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Pencilled
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.147-1991
Primary reference Number: 72056
Packing number: EURCER 920
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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