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Bowl: C.576-1991

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Current Location: In storage






Earthenware, wheel thrown and painted in blue under a colourless glaze

Earthenware, wheel thrown and painted in blue under a colourless glaze
Shape: carinated bowl with an everted flange rim, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: The rim is painted with dashed lines and on the neck a frieze of scrolling leaves. On the body, sprouting from a grassy knoll, a central cypress tree sprouts is surrounding by scrolling vegetation bearing pointed leaves.
Exterior: on the neck, scrolls are contained within concentric lines.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitliner, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


15th Century#
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1500 CE

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Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( probably cobalt)
Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( probably coblat)

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: pink rectangular label with serrated edge

  • Location: Loose
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Oval paper label, torn away around the edges, printed with a blue border and lines and hand written with '405'

  • Text: 405
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: White paper label with serrated edge, hand written in pencil with '315a'

  • Text: 315a
  • Location: Exterior base, underside of foot ring
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.576-1991
Primary reference Number: 75562
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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