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Bowl: C.115-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, a circular stem with paired leaves.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale greyish-beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with deep curved sides and disk base.
Inside, a central manganese asterisk is surrounded by paired leaves on a circular stem; on the outside, there is a green band below the rim.

Notes

History note: 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: 12.9 cm
Height: 5.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

14th Century
1st quarter 15th century
Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - 1425 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Base: Diameter 6.8 cm
Body:

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue edge

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/11.' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Label

Inscription present: circular label with a blue edge

  • Text: 108/25
  • Location: Inside
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.115-1991
Primary reference Number: 47870
Packing number: EURCER 926
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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