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Bowl: C.275-1991

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Maiolica two-lugged bowl, painted in blue, green and manganese with, in the middle, St Apollonia.

Dark buff earthenware, tin-glazed on both sides; the unglazed base has a streak of glaze. Painted in blue, pale green, and manganese.
Circular with deep curved sides and two pierced shell-shaped lugs, standing on a low footring.
In the middle, St Apollonia holds a pair of pincers in her right hand and has in front of her a skillet containing four teeth. A label underneath is inscribed `S. APOLONIA'. Round the rim there are green and manganese scallops and scrolls below two blue bands. The handles are striped in blue. On the outside there is a blue zig-zag border filled in with stripes.


History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, fourth part of lot 80; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

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H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1700 - 1750 1750


Probably Central Italy

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, pale green, and manganese) Foot: Diameter 9.5 cm
Widest Part: Width 23.5 cm
Bowl: Handles:

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: brown tie-on

  • Text: 80/4
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.275-1991
Primary reference Number: 74021
Packing number: EURCER 315
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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