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Bowl: C.476-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware, probably coated in a white slip and painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Earthenware, wheel thrown, probably coated in a white slip and painted in black under a pitted turquoise glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a beaded flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: on the rim a pattern of alternating chevrons are contained within two concentric bands. Radiating from a central, cross-hatched rosette, a series of tear-drop shaped cartouches of varying size contain, initially, a cross-hatch or leaf line design, followed by larger versions containing floral sprays, topped by further cross-hatch designs and lined spandrels.
Exterior: on the body scalloped lines, forming ‘m’ shapes radiate from a concentric line. Glaze covers the surface unevenly, terminating on the lower body and foot ring.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H. S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Weight: 1519 g
Width: 33.1 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


15th century
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1499 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) slip ( cream-coloured) glaze ( turquoise)
Interior composed of pigment ( black) slip ( cream-coloured) glaze ( turquoise)
Base Diameter 10.7 cm
Rim Diameter 33.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, wheel thrown, probably coated in a white slip and painted in black under a pitted turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.476-1991
Primary reference Number: 75229
Packing number: ISCER 570
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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