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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

bowl

Date:

circa 1250 1375

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted black and green with, on the inside, a pair of antlers enclosing a flower.
Buff earthenware, thickly potted and very thinly tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 23. Circular with carinated sides and narrow foot.
Inside, a pair of antlers enclose a flower with groups of two and three black strokes in the spaces; on the outside there is a wavy green line below the rim.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
tin-glazing; whole
painting; decoration

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

buff earthenware, thickly potted and very thinly tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides; painted in black and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 4.9, cm
diameter, foot, 4.2, cm
diameter, whole, 8.8, 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, part of lot 108; 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 antlers may indicate a connection with the Monaldeschi della Cervara family.

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/15.' 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.15.

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 57-8
Publ. pp. 57-8, no. 88

Accession:

Object Number: C.109-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47834; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47834





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