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Bowl: C.419-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Red-brown earthenware, slipped and incised with splashes of colour, covered with a clear glaze.

Red-brown earthenware, wheel-thrown, coated with a cream slip, incised and splashed with green colouring then covered with a clear glaze.
Shape: Segmented bowl with plain rim, gently curving sides and a disc base.
Interior: Coated with a cream slip with incised decoration in three bands enclosed by concentric lines around upper body. Upper and lower bands are identical and contain a repeating leaf pattern. The central band is wider and contains scrolling foliage against a hatched ground. Three spur marks, indicating the use of a tripod stacking mechanism during firing, are visible in the central roundel.
Exterior: Thin coating of white slip roughly covers most of vessel body and exterior base with splashes of clear glaze at irregular intervals. Rim shows traces of green colouring under a clear glaze which occasionally runs over to the vessel interior.

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: 9.3 cm
Weight: 614 g
Width: 23.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

11th-12th Century
Circa 1000 - 1199

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( clear)
Decoration composed of slip ( cream) pigment ( green)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( irregular, clear)
Rim Diameter 23 cm
Base Diameter 9.2 cm
Upper Interior

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red-brown earthenware, wheel thrown, with an incised cream slip and splashed with green colouring; covered with a clear glaze.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: IR -182
  • Location: Base exterior
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.419-1991
Primary reference Number: 74997
Packing number: ISCER 589
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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