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Bowl: C.418-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Red-brown earthenware with cream slip and green paint under a clear glaze with incised decoration

Red-brown earthenware, wheel-thrown, coated with cream slip and painted in green under a clear glaze with incised decoration.
Shape: Finely potted carinated bowl with a plain rim standing on slightly concave disc base.
Interior: Cream slip over entire surface, green colouring painted in scallops on rim. Green cross-hatch decoration forms a band over neck and in incised lines forms a band in upper body, both enclosed by green painted concentric lines. Lower body is decorated with groups of three or four green dots combined with incised triangles with interior scrolls.
Exterior: Cream slip runs unevenly over neck with three ‘tongues’ in green at regular intervals extending over carination between neck and body.

Notes

History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 392 g
Width: 18.4 cm

Relative size of this object

18.4 cm9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 - 1199

Note

Typical ‘Amol’ ware shape

Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( cream) glaze Decoration composed of pigment ( green) Upper Exterior composed of slip ( irregular, cream) glaze Rim Diameter 18.3 cm
Base Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red-brown earthenware, wheel thrown, with cream slip and green painted under a clear glaze with incised decoration

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.418-1991
Primary reference Number: 74986
Packing number: ISCER 992
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 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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