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Bowl: C.464-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear crazed glaze.
Shape: carinated bowl with a plain rim sitting on a narrow, moderately high foot ring.
Interior: rim is painted black and a black concentric line is painted at the carination between neck and body. On the base, within a black pin wheel roundel, two leafy plants, outlined in black and with blue or turquoise leaves surrounded by lines of black dots, frame a lanceolate leaf. The leaf is also outlined in black and contains a sinuous core outlined in black against a blue painted background.
Exterior: rim is painted black and concentric black lines are painted on the carination and lower body. Glaze continues to lower body at a point above 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: 10.5 cm
Weight: 549 g
Width: 20 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1260 - 1399

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Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue, turquoise) glaze ( clear, crazed)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( clear, crazed and continues to lower body at a point above the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 18.6 cm
Base Diameter 6.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: off-white rectangular paper label

  • Text: No. 572
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Stamped and hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.464-1991
Primary reference Number: 75194
Packing number: ISCER 546
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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