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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 in the middle with a four-petalled flower.
Pale yellowish-buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-ivory inside; lead-glazed pale greenish-brown on the exterior. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Approximately Shape 33. Circular with flat rim which has warped, curved sides, narrow disk base, and two strap handles.
In the middle, within two concentric manganese circles, there is a four-petalled flower with green crossed pointed petals in the centre, and cross-hatching in the spaces; on the sides, a green band.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

pale yellowish-buff earthenware; tin-glazed greyish-ivory inside, lead-glazed pale greenish-brown on the exterior; painted in manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 7.1, cm
diameter, base, 6.9, cm
width, whole, 19.0, cm
width, original handle-rim, 16.3, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, part of lot 129. 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

Inscription:

inscription; on the base; in pencil; 129/4

Exhibition(s):

Italian Maiolica in the Fitzwilliam Museum. 1995-10-03 - 1996-01-07
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Notes: Case 2, bottom, no. 12
Catalogue number: no catalogue

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 71
Publ. p. 71, no. 118

Accession:

Object Number: C.88-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47811; input: 2002-05-16; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47811





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