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Bowl: C.145-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Maker)

Description

Renaissance maiolica bowl, painted in blue and orange with, in the middle, a stylised flower surrounded by concentric circles on the rim.

Earthenware, thrown and tin-glazed on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue and orange.
Shape approximately 29. Circular with curved sides and solid base.
In the middle is a stylised blue and yellow flower over vertical strokes, surrounded by three blue concentric circles; on the sides, a row of short blue strokes with four blue bands and a wider orange band above. Outside there is a wavy dark blue line.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli (1862-19 ); Sotheby's, 16-17 [17] February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, part of lot 183 (unsold). Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by 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: 4.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th century
Early 16th Century
Circa 1450 CE - 1510 1510 CE

Note

Large numbers of bowls of this form have been found in Orvieto and elsewhere in Umbria, and the provenance of this example indicates that it is likely to have been made there. A comparable plant occurs on a bowl from Orvieto in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue and orange)

Materials used in production

base unglazed Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Earthenware, thrown, and tin-glazed on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue and orange.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 377/M
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Label
  • Text: 183/3
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.145-1991
Primary reference Number: 72025
Packing number: EURCER 475
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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