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Bowl: C.467-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Pinkish buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed turquoise glaze.
Shape: T-shaped rim above an angular neck descending via a sharp carination onto a conical bowl and low foot ring,
Interior: rim edges are painted with a concentric band, while further bands on the upper body delineate a scrolling vegetal pattern, comprising stems and leaves which radiate from a central circular cartouche on the base. Both the interiors of larger leaves and central cartouche are filled with a cross-hatch design.
Exterior: linear decoration on the rim continues. On the neck a frieze of commas divided by vertical lines of dots are contained within two concentric lines. On the lower body thin lines form vertical, narrow ‘V’ shapes. Glaze on the lower body is thin and in places pitted, it runs to a point just 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: 11.3 cm
Weight: 730 g
Width: 21.1 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

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, crazed, thin and in places pitted, it runs to a point just above the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, crazed)
Rim Diameter 21.1 cm
Base Diameter 7.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.467-1991
Primary reference Number: 75200
Packing number: ISCER 578
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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