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Vase: C.312-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware vase, slip coated, painted with brown and green-blue and glazed.

Pinkish-buff earthenware, urn-shaped with a short cylindrical neck and everted rim. The exterior is coated in a mustard-cream slip and painted in thick vertical strokes of brown over blue-green, such that most of the neck, shoulder and upper of the body appears brown with blue-green and cream highlights, while the lower body is mainly mustard-cream, with the colours guided in thin runs to the base. The inside of the neck is unevenly covered with thin slip. The underside is slightly concave and painted with slip and some brown colour. The whole, except the foot-rim, is coated with clear glaze.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.1 cm
Diameter: 7.125 in
Height: 20.8 cm
Height: 8.25 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century, first half#
Circa 1900 CE - 1940 CE


The style of the pot and its decoration suggest it is early twentieth century studio pottery.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxides slip

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown earthenware, slip coated, painted and glazed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'R' could be 'A P' conjoined; 'N' begun and finished with horizontal lines, and larger

  • Text: R N monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.312-1991
Primary reference Number: 74413
Packing number: EURCER 812
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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