Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto, probably Orvieto
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1300 1400
probably 14th century
14th Century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, four leaves and a four-petalled flower.
Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 32, circular with narrow sloping rim, upturned slightly at the edge, curved sides and narrow disk foot.
Inside, within two manganese concentric circles, there are four green pointed leaves meeting in the centre of a four-petalled flower, and four triangular areas of cross-hatching; on the rim, continuous manganese criss-crosses and green and manganese bands by the edge.
tin-glazing; whole; base unglazed
tin-glaze; whole; base unglazed
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese and copper-green
pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, base unglazed; painted in manganese and copper-green.
height, whole, 5.1, cm
diameter, foot, 5.4, cm
diameter, whole, 13.1, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
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.
Ridout, William; previous owner
Although labelled 'O.7', the bowl corresponds to O.6 in the Ridout collection catalogue.
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/7.' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed in blue-black ink; 108/25; circular with blue edge
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 1, bottom, no. 10
Catalogue number: no catalogue
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. 12
Publ. p. 12, O.6
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 70
Publ. p. 70, no. 115
Bernardi, Manuela. 1987. Ceramica medievale umbro-laziale.Florence: Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florencep. p. 43
Cf. A similar border occurs on a carinated bowl in the Bargello, p. 43, no. 20.
Object Number: C.112-1991
(record id: 47837; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-10-10)