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Bowl: C.156-1991

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Maker(s)

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

Description

Renaissance maiolica bowl, painted in blue and yellow with a yellow disk surrounded by concentric circles and rows of trefoils.

Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed creamy-white overall, perhaps over slip. Painted in blue and yellow.
Shape 47. Circular with narrow curved rim and deep well.
In the middle is a yellow disk surrounded by three blue concentric circles; on the rim, two staggered rows of blue trefoils between wide blue bands.

Notes

History note: Purportedly excavated in Orvieto. 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: 11 cm
Height: 3.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

The purported provenance of this bowl suggests that it is likely to have come from Orvieto, but analogous bowls were also made further south in Lazio. For examples found in Orvieto, see the bibliography provided for C.155-1991 and C.157-1991.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and yellow)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed creamy-white overall, perhaps over slip. Painted in blue and yellow.
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.156-1991
Primary reference Number: 72228
Packing number: EURCER 966
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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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