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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 1300 1425

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

14th Century; 1st quarter 15th century; Late Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in black and green with, on the inside, an eight-spoked wheel with at intervals three circles.
Pale reddish-buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with deep sides, curving inwards slightly towards the rim; narrow disk base.
Inside, there is an eight-spoked wheel or star surrounded at intervals by three concentric black-edged green circles with radiating black strokes between them. Outside, there is a green horizontal band below the rim.

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

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.6, cm
diameter, base, 5.8, cm
diameter, whole, 12.3, 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, probably 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:

A bowl of the same form with a silimar central motif was recovered from butto A in the Palazzetto Faina, Orvieto. The concentric 'ladder' decoration on the sides occurs on a bowl excavated in Orvieto and given to the MICF by Perali and on one in th eMuseo dell'Pera del Duomo, Orvieto.

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./13.' 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.13

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 65-6
Publ. pp. 65-6, no. 105

Milan, Castello Sforzesco. Satolli, Alberto. 1983. La ceramica orvietana del medioevo I.Florence: Castello Sforzescop. p. 48, 100
Cf. example of a bowl of the same form, with a similar central motif, recovered in the Palazzetto Faina, Orvieto, p. 48, pl. XI. and an example of a bowl, excavated in Orvieto, with a concentric 'ladder' decoration on the sides, p. 100, no. 149.

Fiocco, Carola. Gherardi, Gabriella. 1988. Ceramiche Umbre dal Medioevo allo Storicismo, Parte Prima, Orvieto e Deruta.Faenza:
Source Title: MICF, Catalogo generale delle raccolte 5 I ()
p. p. 221
Cf. example of a bowl, excavated in Orvieto, with a concentric 'ladder' decoration on the sides, p. 221, no. 90.

Accession:

Object Number: C.117-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47888; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47888





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