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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

two-handled cup

Other Name:

two-handled cup with lobed rim

Date:

circa 1250 circa 1350

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica two-handled cup with lobed rim, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a lobed leaf.
Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 26. Circular with six-lobed rim, curved sides, narrow base and two loop handles.
Inside, within two concentric circles, there is a lobed leaf with a green centre surrounded by cross-hatching; on the outside, a wavy green line.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole; base unglazed
high-temperature colours; decoration; black and copper-green

Technique
Description:

pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides, base unglazed; painted in black and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 4.5, cm
diameter, base, 4.0, cm
width, whole, 12.5, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1991-04-29; 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. 62
Publ. p. 62, no. 97

Sconci, Maria Selene. Andreani, Laura. CannistrĂ , Alessandra. 2011. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Orvieto Ceramiche.Orvieto: Giunti
Cf. p. 115, no. 239, dated to the 14th century, where this example is mentioned

Accession:

Object Number: C.107-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47832; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-11-27)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47832





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