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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, probably, Umbria, Orvieto, probably

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

two-handled bowl

Date:

circa 1300 1400

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica two-handled bowl, painted in manganese and green with leaves, zig-zags, horizontal bands and a chain.
Cream earthenware, tin-glazed inside; unglazed exterior. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Circular base, sloping sides rising to an extremely warped oval rim; two wide strap handles with a thumb print at the top.
Inside, within two concentric circles, there are two crossed wavy stems with a leaf at each end and small leaves in the spaces. The lower part of the side is decorated with a zig-zag and leaves between pairs of horizontal bands, and, higher up, there is a green chain and a manganese band.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
tin-glazing; interior
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; interior
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese and copper-green

Technique
Description:

cream earthenware; tin-glazed inside, unglazed exterior; painted in manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 11.0, cm
diameter, base, 13.5, cm
diameter, rim, 26.7, cm
width, whole, 27.7, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 107; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Associated
Person(s):

Ridout, William; previous owner
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscription(s):

label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./36' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed in pencil; 107; brown tie-on

Documentation:

Honey, William Bowyer. Ridout, F.U.. 1934. A Catalogue of the Collection of Italian and other Maiolica, Mediaeval English Pottery, Dutch, Spanish and French Faïence, and other Ceramic Wares, formed by William Ridout of London and Toronto.London: p. p. 13
Publ. probably p. 13, O.36

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 73
Publ. p. 73, no. 122

Accession:

Object Number: C.84-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47807; input: 2002-05-16; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47807





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