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Bowl: C.80 & A & B-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery

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Description

Maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with six stylised flowers on stems.

Earthenware, the interior is tin-glazed greyish-white; the exterior is lead-glazed yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and green. Approximately Shape 22, with warped sides. Inside, radiating from a central green spot, there are six wavy stems bearing stylised flowers reserved in cross-hatching, enclosed by two concentric manganese circles with triangular motifs projecting inwards between the flowers. The sides are decorated with green strokes on either side of a wavy manganese stem, with a horizontal manganese band above.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February [16] 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 83 and pl. IV. William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 108; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 29.7 cm
Height: 10.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Late 13th Century
14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1275 CE - 1350 CE

School or Style

Medieval
maiolica arcaica

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and green)
Exterior composed of lead-glaze
Interior composed of tin-glaze
Foot Diameter 12.5 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION', printed in blue, `O/19A' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 271
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.80 & A & B-1991
Primary reference Number: 76123
Packing number: EURCER 468
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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