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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, probably, Umbria, Orvieto, probably Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

cup

Other Name:

cup with one handle

Date:

circa 1300 circa 1400

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica cup with one handle, painted in black and green, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a grotesque bearded face.
Earthenware. Very thinly tin-glazed beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 21, with one handle missing. Circular with carinated sides, narrow foot and one narrow strap handle.
Inside, there is a C or G enclosing a grotesque bearded face; on the outside, a green horizontal band between two black.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
tin-glazing; whole; except base
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole; (except base) appears beige
high-temperature colours; decoration; black and copper-green

Technique
Description:

earthenware: very thinly tin-glazed beige on both sides, base unglazed; painted in black and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.0, cm
diameter, foot, 4.3, cm
width, whole, 12.9, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Probably 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, lot 131 (1). 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./27.' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed in blue-black ink; 107/17; circular with blue border
inscription; on the side; in pencil; 4

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. p. 13, O. 27

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 53
Publ. p. 53, no. 81

Accession:

Object Number: C.103-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47828; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47828





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