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Bowl: C.452-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in four colours under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black, blue, purple and turquoise under a clear glaze.
Shape: carinated bowl with inverted rim sitting on a foot ring.
Interior: rim is painted black and a black concentric line in painted on the neck. On the body a vertical panel frieze, enclosed within two concentric lines, radiates from the base. The panels alternate between narrow and wide versions. The narrow panels are filled with a chain stripe pattern outlined in black and coloured in purple and turquoise, painted against a blue background. The wider panels contain either a similar chain stripe pattern, except on a white ground, or a black diagonal cross made from dashed lines above a dotted line. In the roundel, enclosed within a plain black line, a blue prancing hare is painted against a background o f leafy foliage in which leaves coloured turquoise, purple or blue on black stalks.
Exterior: black paint on rim continues onto exterior. On the neck a narrow frieze of blue and black ā€˜Vā€™ shapes is enclosed within two black concentric lines. On the body, alternating pairs of blue and black lines radiate from the lower body towards a black concentric line on the upper body. The glaze runs unevenly onto the lower body and foot ring; the underside of the foot ring is also glazed.


History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Weight: 532 g
Width: 22.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1260 - 1399

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Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue, purple and turquoise) glaze ( clear)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue)
Exterior composed of glaze ( clear, runs unevenly onto the lower body and foot ring; the underside of the foot ring is also glazed)
Rim Diameter 20.5 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black, blue, purple and turquoise under a clear glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.452-1991
Primary reference Number: 75158
Packing number: ISCER 1000
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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