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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 1275 circa 1375

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, in the middle, a flower surrounded by cross-hatching.
Bowl. Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-beige, the rim and exterior now appearing brown. Painted in manganese-black and copper-green.
Shape 24. Circular with narrow rim, carinated sides, and low foot.
In the middle, within a black-edged green circle, there is a flower surrounded by cross-hatching; on the rim, alternating groups of black and green radiating strokes; and on the exterior, a row of arrow-heads with a black band above and a wider green band between two black below.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
tin-glazing; whole
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese-black and copper-green

Technique
Description:

pale buff earthenware; tin-glazed greyish-beige, the rim and exterior now appearing brown; painted in manganese-black and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 6.2, cm
diameter, foot, 4.8, cm
diameter, whole, 13.3, 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, 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:

Possibly lot 141 in the Marcioni--Lucatelli sale (Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto).

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscription(s):

label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./1' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed; 108/25; circular with blue border
inscription; on the side; in pencil; 14/; pencilled faintly

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. 12
Publ. p. 12, O.1 & pl. VIII

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 59-60
Publ. pp. 59-60, no. 92

Accession:

Object Number: C.130-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47979; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47979





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