Unidentified Orvieto pottery, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1300 1425
14th Century; 1st quarter 15th century; Medieval
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., thrown, 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.
tin-glazing; whole; base unglazed
tin-glaze; whole; base unglazed
high-temperature colours; decoration; black and copper-green
earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-cream on both sides, base unglazed; painted in black and copper-green.
height, whole, 5.7, cm
diameter, base, 6.6, cm
diameter, whole, 13.2, cm
bequeathed; 1991-04-29; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
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.
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
Poole, Julia E. Dr. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 64
Publ. p. 64, no. 102
Rasmussen, Jörg. 1984. Italienische Majolika.Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Cf. 45, no. 19, part of a bowl decorated with a comparable stylized flower
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.
Object Number: C.120-1991
(record id: 47930; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2015-05-18)