Unidentified Orvieto pottery, pottery, probably, Umbria, Orvieto
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1300 1400
14th Century; Medieval
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.
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese and copper-green
cream earthenware; tin-glazed inside, unglazed exterior; painted in manganese and copper-green.
height, whole, 11.0, cm
diameter, base, 13.5, cm
diameter, rim, 26.7, cm
width, whole, 27.7, cm
bequeathed; 1991-04-29; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
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.
Ridout, William; previous owner
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
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; lot number in Christies sale of the William Ridout Collection, 13 December 1938
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. Dr. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 73
Publ. p. 73, no. 122
Object Number: C.84-1991
(record id: 47807; input: 2002-05-16; modified: 2015-05-18)