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Bowl: C.155-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)
Maker: Unknown (Possibly)

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Description

Renaissance maiolica bowl, painted in blue, yellow and orange with concentric circles.

Earthenware, the front is tin-glazed cream; the reverse lead-glazed dark yellow. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange.
Shape 47, the well slightly convex in the middle. Circular with narrow rim, upturned slightly at the edge, and deep well, slightly convex in the middle.
In the middle is a blue disk inside a yellow circle; further out, two narrow and one wide blue concentric circles; on the rim, blue, orange and yellow bands.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli (1862-19 ); Sotheby's, 16-17 February [17] 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, probably part of lots 184 or 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: 14.7 cm
Height: 4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th Century, Late
16th Century, Early#
Renaissance
Circa 1480 CE - 1520 CE

Note

Large numbers of bowls with narrow rims have been found in Orvieto, and the provenance of this example suggests strongly that it was made there, but comparable rimmed bowls were made further south in Lazio

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and orange)
Reverse composed of lead-glaze
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Earthenware, thrown, and tin-glazed cream on the front; the reverse lead-glazed dark yellow. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 18/4
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.155-1991
Primary reference Number: 72206
Packing number: EURCER 439
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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