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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

cup

Other Name:

cup with one handle

Date:

circa 1250 1350

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica cup with one handle, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, a fleur-de-lis or leaf between antlers.
Earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape approximately 21. Circular with carinated sides, narrow foot and one loop handle of oval section; the other missing.
Inside, within two manganese circles, there is a fleur-de-lis or leaf between antlers surrounded by cross-hatching; on the rim, a green band, and, on the outside, a green band and two green spots on the handle.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

earthenware: tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides, base unglazed; painted in manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.0, cm
diameter, foot, 3.7, cm
width, whole, 12.0, 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, probably 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

Notes:

The decoration may indicate a connection with the Monaldeschi family of Orvieto.

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscription:

label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./29.' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border

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. 29

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 53-4
Publ. pp. 53-4, no. 82

Accession:

Object Number: C.105-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47830; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47830





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