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Bowl: C.124-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a star or flower surrounded by cross-hatching.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and a little copper-green.
Shape 24. Circular with narrow rim, carinated sides and narrow foot.
Inside, within two concentric circles there is a star or flower surrounded by cross-hatching. The rim is cross-hatched. Outside, there are groups of three short oblique lines alternating with green squiggles between narrow black horizontal lines, and a green line below.

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.4 cm
Height: 6.1 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
Medieval
Circa 1275 CE - Circa 1375 CE

Note

This bowl form occurs with the flat rim decorated with cross-hatching, radiating strokes, or, if the rim is narrow, a green band. Examples found in cistern C and butto F (rubbish pit) of the Palazzetto Faina in Orvieto have been dated to the fourteenth centuryu. Bowls with cross-hatched rims are in the Bargello, florence and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( black and a little copper-green) Foot: Diameter 5.6 cm
Body:

Materials used in production

base unglazed 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, '0/4' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.124-1991
Primary reference Number: 47968
Packing number: EURCER 454
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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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