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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto

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, on the inside a wavy armed cross separating four trefoil leaves.
Pale reddish-buff earthenware, the interior tin-glazed greyish-cream, the exterior lead-glazed yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 35. Circular with deep curved sides and incurved rim, disk base and two broad strap handles with a deep thumb print at the top.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, is a wavy-armed cross with short green strokes over each arm, separating four trefoil leaves cross-hatched in manganese; below the rim, a green chain with a manganese band above.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
tin-glazing; interior
lead-glazing; exterior; base unglazed
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; interior
lead-glaze; exterior; base unglazed
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese and copper-green

Technique
Description:

pale reddish-buff earthenware, the interior tin-glazed greyish-cream, the exterior lead-glazed yellowish-brown, base unglazed; painted in manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 9.5, cm
diameter, base, 9.4, cm
width, whole, 26.4, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Associated
Person:

Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner

Acquisition Credit:

H.S.Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 72
Publ. p. 72, no. 120

Fiocco, Carola. Gherardi, Gabriella. 1988. Ceramiche Umbre dal Medioevo allo Storicismo, Parte Prima, Orvieto e Deruta.Faenza:
Source Title: MICF, Catalogo generale delle raccolte 5 I ()
p. p. 224
Cf. Club-shaped leaves occur on a two-handled bowl of different form in the MICF, p. 224, no. 95.

Accession:

Object Number: C.86-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47809; input: 2002-05-16; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47809





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