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Bowl: C.457-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue and black under a clear glaze

Pinky buff fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a clear, crazed glaze
Shape: everted, flange lip with a bead rim on a hemispherical bowl sitting on a low foot ring
Interior: rim is painted black. On the lip and lower body, two identical friezes comprise roughly drawn black cartouches, enclosing lines and dots, each separated by pairs of blue vertical lines and enclosed by concentric black lines. This decoration delineates a broad frieze on the body comprising alternately orientated triangles, either black, containing dotted foliage against a hatched ground, or blue, subdivided and containing or surrounded by black and turquoise dots or lines. On the base a blue central rosette is outlined in black.
Exterior: rim is painted black, while on the body narrow ‘V’ shapes are painted in blue or black. Glaze runs over surface and unevenly on the foot ring.


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: 6.6 cm
Weight: 495 g
Width: 23.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1275 - 1399

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Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( clear, crazed)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( runs over surface and unevenly on the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 23.2 cm
Base Diameter 8.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinky buff fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a clear, crazed glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.457-1991
Primary reference Number: 75168
Packing number: ISCER 585
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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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