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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, probably, Umbria, Orvieto, probably Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

dish

Other Name:

centre of a bowl

Date:

circa 1350 1425

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

14th Century; 15th century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica centre of a bowl, painted in black and green with, in the middle a deer.
Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed pale grey overall. Painted in black and copper-green.
Circular with concave sides, the edge of a narrow flat rim, and narrow base.
In the middle, within part of two black concentric circles, a deer walks towards a plant on the right.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
tin-glazing; whole
painting; decoration

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

pale red earthenware, tin-glazed pale grey overall; painted in black and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 4.4, cm
diameter, base, 7.3, cm
diameter, whole, 16.6, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Purportedly excavated at Orvieto. 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

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscription:

label; inscribed in pencil; 371/0; circular with serrated edge

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 80
Publ. p. 80, no. 138

Spoleto. 1981. Ceramiche medioevali dell'Umbria: Assisi Orvieto Todi.Florence: p. p. 189
Cf. Dish decorated with similar imagery; a stag running to the right, in a private collection in Mantua, p. 189, no. 165.

Accession:

Object Number: C.136-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 48023; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/48023





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