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Bowl: C.418-1991

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




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.


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

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century
Circa 1100 - 1199


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


Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.418-1991
Primary reference Number: 74986
Packing number: ISCER 992
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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