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Bowl: C.550-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Red-brown earthenware with cream slip, incised and painted decoration under a clear glaze

Red-brown wheel-thrown earthenware coated with a cream slip and incised decoration largely delimiting painted green, yellow and brown patterns under a clear glaze.
Shape: Carinated, bowl with plain rim and low foot ring.
Interior: coated in a cream slip with decoration formed through incised lines containing areas of colour pigment. Rim is painted yellow above a frieze on the upper body comprising cream scrolling foliage against a yellow background interspersed with green circles containing a cream palmette on a brown background. On the base, a criss-cross pattern of yellow and green petal shapes, dotted with brown, are painted against the cream slipped background.
Exterior: Cream slip runs down upper section of body.


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: 9.5 cm
Weight: 672 g
Width: 22.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

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Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( clear)
Decoration composed of pigment ( green, yellow and brown)
Rim Diameter 21.7 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm
Upper Exterior

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red-brown wheel-thrown earthenware coated with cream slip and incised lines which largely delimit green, yellow and brown painted decoration under a clear glaze.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.550-1991
Primary reference Number: 75494
Packing number: ISCER 964
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 February 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 14 February 2024

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

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