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Bowl: C.158-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

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

Entities

  • Bowl
  • part of a bowl with a narrow rim

Categories

Description

Renaissance maiolica bowl, painted in blue and yellow with a flower, concentric circles and triangular motifs.

Earthenware, thrown and tin-glazed greyish-white overall. Painted in dark blue and yellow.
Shape 47. Circular with a narrow rim and deep well, slightly convex in the middle.
In the middle is a blue flower within two concentric circles; on the sides of the well, eight alternately blue and yellow irregular triangular motifs separated by blue Vs, and, above, three narrow blue bands. Similar motifs are on the rim.

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: 14.8 cm
Height: 3.8 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

The provenance of this bowl indicates that it likely to have been made in Orvieto, but analogous bowls were made further south in Lazio.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Earthenware, thrown and tin-glazed greyish-white overall. Painted in dark blue and yellow.
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.158-1991
Primary reference Number: 72260
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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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