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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 circa 1400

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

14th Century; Late Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, a trilobate leaf reserved in cross-hatching.
Earthenware, thickly potted, with shiny, pale grey tin-glaze on both sides; base partly unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 24. Circular with narrow rim, carinated sides and narrow foot.
Inside, within two concentric manganese circles, there is a trilobate leaf reserved in cross-hatching; on the rim, alternating groups of green and manganese radiating strokes; and on the outside, two green horizontal bands.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

earthenware, thickly potted, with shiny, pale grey tin-glaze on both sides; base partly unglazed; painted in manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 6.2, cm
diameter, foot, 4.7, 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, 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(s):

This bowl is extremely heavy in comparison with the others of this form, which, with its comparatively unscathed greyish-white glaze, suggested that it might be an early twentieth-century reproduction. However, see the satisfactory result of thermoluminescence analysis of a sample from Cat. no. 127 (C.133-1991), which is also heavy and new looking. Although numbered `O./6.', its appearance corresponds with O.7 in the Ridout collection Catalogue.

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscription:

label; printed in blue and inscribed in ink; `WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, `O./6.' inscribed in ink; circular with blue edge

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. 23
Publ. p. 23, O.6 or O.7

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 60
Publ. p. 60, no. 93

Accession:

Object Number: C.127-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47972; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47972





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