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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unidentified Orvieto pottery, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

bowl

Date:

circa 1275 1350

School/Style(s):

Medieval; maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

late 13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with six stylised flowers on stems.
Earthenware, the interior is tin-glazed greyish-white; the exterior is lead-glazed yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and green.Approximately Shape 22, with warped sides. Inside, radiating from a central green spot, there are six wavy stems bearing stylised flowers reserved in cross-hatching, enclosed by two concentric manganese circles with triangular motifs projecting inwards between the flowers. The sides are decorated with green strokes on either side of a wavy manganese stem, with a horizontal manganese band above.

Technique(s):

tin-glazing; interior
lead-glazing; exterior
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
lead-glaze; exterior
tin-glaze; interior
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese and green

Technique
Description:

Earthenware, the interior is tin-glazed greyish-white; the exterior is lead-glazed yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in manganese and green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 10.5, cm
diameter, foot, 12.5, cm
diameter, whole, 29.7, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February [16] 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 83 and pl. IV. 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.

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/19A' inscribed in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; in pencil; 271; circular with serrated edge

Exhibition(s):

Italian Maiolica in the Fitzwilliam Museum. 1995-10-03 - 1996-01-07
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Notes: Case 2, bottom, no. 6
Catalogue number: no catalogue

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. 13
Publ. p. 13, O.19a & pl. IV

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 56-7
Publ. pp. 56-7, no. 86

Satolli, Alberto. Le vecchie collezioni di ceramica orvietana medievale.
Source Title: Vasellari, Rivista di storia della tradizione ceramica(1997)
p. pp. 34-5
Publ. pp. 34-5, no. 83, illustrated

Parts(s):

C.80A-1991
C.80B-1991

Accession:

Object Number: C.80 & A & B-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 76123; input: 2002-09-25; modified: 2014-12-16)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76123





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