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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto, probably Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

bowl

Date:

circa 1300 1400
probably 14th century

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

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.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

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

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.1, cm
diameter, foot, 5.4, cm
diameter, whole, 13.1, 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:

Ridout, William; previous owner

Notes:

Although labelled 'O.7', the bowl corresponds to O.6 in the Ridout collection catalogue.

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/7.' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed in blue-black ink; 108/25; circular with blue edge

Exhibition(s):

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

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. 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.

Accession:

Object Number: C.112-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47837; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47837





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