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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unidentified Orvieto pottery, pottery, Italy, Umbria, Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

dish

Date:

circa 1300 1400

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica dish, painted in manganese and green with a rhomboid containing a plant and flower in the well.
Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, but very unevenly on the back; base unglazed. Painted in pale and dark manganese, and copper-green.
Shape 36. Thickly potted and heavy for its size. Circular with narrow rim and curved well, standing on a narrow foot.
In the well, there is a rhomboid containing a plant with a three-petalled flower with a cross-hatched background; on the rim, criss-crosses between manganese lines and a wide green band round the edge. On the reverse, a green band encircles the inner edge of the rim.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
tin-glazing; whole; except base
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole; except base
high-temperature colours; decoration; pale and dark manganese and copper-green

Technique
Description:

pale buff earthenware; tin-glazed greyish-white on both sides, but very unevenly on the back, base unglazed; painted in pale and dark manganese, and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.3, cm
diameter, whole, 22.0, 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

Notes:

See catalogue no. 124 , c,82-1991, a similar but deeper dish.

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Alternative
Number:

packing number; EURCER 463; Allocated by Wendy Rose when object left Maidenhead; 1989

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. 15
Catalogue number: no catalogue

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 73
Publ. p. 73, no. 123

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. pp. 227-8
Cf. pp. 227-8, nos. 101-04, four dishes of similar form excavated in Orvieto are in the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza

Accession:

Object Number: C.81-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47789; input: 2002-05-13; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47789





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