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Cup: C.161-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown (Uncertain)

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Description

Renaissance maiolica one-handled cup, painted in polychrome with a central spot, concentric circles and radiating panels.

Pinkish-buff earthenware, covered overall with creamy-white slip and painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange, under translucent lead glaze. Circular with curved sides and one horizontal loop handle. A central green spot is surrounded by concentric circles: wide green, three narrow orange and wide yellow. The sides are decorated with radiating panels containing alternately green and orange stripes. Below the yellow rim are two orange bands. The top of the handle is touched with green and yellow. Outside, there are six slanting green strokes.

Notes

History note: Probably 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; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.9 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 CE - 1600 CE

Note

Northern Lazio or Umbria

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze
Slip
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish-buff earthenware, covered overall with creamy-white slip and painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange, under translucent lead glaze.
Slip-coated
Painting underglaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 371/K
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.161-1991
Primary reference Number: 72308
Packing number: EURCER 436
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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