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Bowl: C.108-1991

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in brown and green with, in the middle, a leaf surrounded by cross-hatching.

Cream earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides, the exterior and part of the interior now brown. Painted in brown and copper-green.
Approximately Shape 24 without rim. Circular with carinated sides and narrow foot.
In the middle, within two concentric circles, there is a leaf surrounded by cross-hatching; on the sides, a wavy green line; on the rim, alternating groups of brown and green radiating strokes; and on the exterior, two green bands.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, probably 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: 9.4 cm
Height: 5.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century
14th Century
Late Medieval
Circa 1275 CE - Circa 1375 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( brown and copper-green) Base: Diameter 3.3 cm
Body:

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/9' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.108-1991
Primary reference Number: 47833
Packing number: EURCER 925
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Audit data

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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