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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; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in black and green with, in the middle, a stylised flower on a stalk, and on the sides bands and dots.
Earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-cream on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with deep sides curving inwards slightly at the top and disk base.
In the middle, within a black circle, there is a stylised flower on a stalk; on the sides, a double row of black dots between wide horizontal green bands, and narrow black bands above and below.

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:

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

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.7, cm
diameter, base, 6.6, cm
diameter, whole, 13.2, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

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

Notes:

Two-handled bowls decorated with flowers similar to the one on this example are in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Orvieto and the MICF.

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. 64
Publ. p. 64, no. 102

Milan, Castello Sforzesco. Satolli, Alberto. 1983. La ceramica orvietana del medioevo I.Florence: Castello Sforzescop. p. 121
Cf. example of a two-handled bowl, decorated with flowers, p. 121, no. 210.

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. 223
Cf. example of a two-handled bowl, decorated with flowers, p.223, nos. 93-4.

Accession:

Object Number: C.120-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47930; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47930





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