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Bowl: C.148-1991

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Object information

Renaissance maiolica bowl, painted in blue and green with a nine-petalled flower surrounded by concentric circles, and a border of continous lozenges.

Pale-buff earthenware, thrown and tin-glazed pale grey on both sides; the base and a little way above it unglazed. Painted in blue and pale green.
Shape 29 with slightly concave base. Circular with curved sides and disk base, concave underneath.
In the middle is a blue nine-petalled flower surrounded by concentric circles: narrow blue, wide green, two narrow blue, and a wide green with blue Cs and mounts outside it. Below the rim is a border of continuous lozenges with strokes in the spaces, with two blue bands and one green above and below.

Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli (1862-19 ); Sotheby's, 16-17 February [17] 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, probably part of lot 185 (unsold). Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Named entities

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1950




The border pattern on this bowl is comparable to those found on many sixteenth-century plates and dishes from Deruta, such as C.57-1927, but although Oriveto imported pottery from Deruta, it seems likely that trivial vessels, such as this bowl were made locally. Bowls with similar central motifs, and a broad-rimmed bowl with a similar central motif and lozenge border have been recovered from butti (rubbish pits) in Orvieto.

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy
  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Measurements and weight

  • Diameter: 14.6 cm
  • Height: 6.3 cm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ..5/5
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

Associated department: Applied Arts

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  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021
  • Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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