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Bowl fragment: C.513-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Earthenware with cream glaze painted in blue and lustre

Dark pink earthenware, wheel thrown, with cream opaque glaze painted yellow or brown lustre occasionally highlighted in blue.
Shape: roughly semi-circular section of low foot ring that formed part of a bowl.
Interior: fish painted in lustre and occasionally coloured in blue, the latter with lustre features. The background is decorated with lustre scrolls. Scar from a tripod stacking device used in firing is visible.
Exterior: the underside of foot ring is glazed and has a circular radiating rosette pattern, enclosed in a concentric circle, both painted in lustre. The body has a concentric band in two tone lustre (yellow and brown) above which lustre diagonal lines radiate toward the upper body. Scar on foot ring probably resulted from stacking bowls during firing.


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: 3.8 cm
Weight: 117 g
Width: 12.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century-15th Century#
Circa 1300 CE - 1450 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue)
Base Diameter 4 cm

Materials used in production

cream Glaze
lustre Oxide colours

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Dark pink earthenware, wheel thrown, with cream opaque glaze painted in blue and predominantly yellow-brown lustre
Glazing (coating)
Painting overglaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.513-1991
Primary reference Number: 75357
Packing number: ISCER 655
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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