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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, an eight-pointed star.
Cream earthenware, tin-glazed pale pinkish-grey on both sides; the unglazed base has a little glaze on one side. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
Shape 32. Circular with narrow flat rim, curved sides and narrow base.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, there is an eight-pointed star surrounded by cross-hatching; on the rim, a repeating border comprising three radiating strokes, a circle, three strokes, and a triangle.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

cream earthenware, tin-glazed pale pinkish-grey on both sides, the unglazed base has a little glaze on one side; painted in dark manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 4.4, cm
diameter, base, 5.4, cm
diameter, whole, 12.3, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Purportedly excavated in Orvieto. 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. 70
Publ. p. 70, no. 116

Milan, Castello Sforzesco. Satolli, Alberto. 1983. La ceramica orvietana del medioevo I.Florence: Castello Sforzescop. p. 91
Cf. A comparable motif occurs on a bowl in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Orvieto, p. 91, no. 123.

Accession:

Object Number: C.113-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47838; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47838





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