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In your search: Maiolica

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, probably, Italy, Lazio, probably Northern Lazio
Unknown, maker, possibly, Italy, Umbria, possibly

Production
Note:

Probably Northern Lazio or Umbria

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

lead-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

bowl

Other Name:

ciotola

Date:

circa 1500 1600

School/Style:

Renaissance

Period(s):

16th century; Renaissance

Description(s):

Renaissance maiolica bowl, painted in polychrome with, in the middle, a stylised plant surrounded by concentric circles, and on the sides curved lines, flowers and foliage.
Pale red earthenware, covered with cream slip and painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange under translucent lead glaze. Circular with deep curved sides. In the middle is a stylised plant with three flowers, surrounded by three concentric orange circles over yellow. The sides are decorated with six curved blue lines each enclosing a flower and foliage of the same type, with three orange bands over yellow above and below.

Technique(s):

slip-coated; whole
painting underglaze; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
lead-glaze; whole
high-temperature colours; decoration; blue, green, yellow, and orange

Technique
Description:

Pale red earthenware, covered with cream slip and painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange under translucent lead glaze.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.1, cm
diameter, whole, 13.6, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Probably purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1993 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest

Inscription:

label; inscribed in pencil; 371/1; circular with serrated edge

Alternative
Number:

packing number; EURCER 431; Allocated by Wendy Rose when object left Maidenhead; 1989

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 232-3
Publ. pp. 232-3, no. 311

Fiocco, Carola. Gherardi, Gabriella. 1989. Ceramiche umbre dal Medioevo allo Storicismo, Parte Seconda, Gubbio, altri centri, lo storicismo.Faenza: Litografie Artistiche Faentinep. 511
Cf. p. 511, no. 402, a fragment of a bowl with an analog¬ous floral design painted only in blue, found near Città di Castello (Umb¬ria), is in the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza

Gruppo Archaeo¬logico Medio¬valdarno. 1985. Ceramiche d'uso domestico dai `butti' del centro stor¬ico secoli XIV-XVIII.Farnese: Gruppo Archaeo¬logico Medio¬valdarno
Cf. , p. 128, P510 M, rimmed bowl decorated with a similar design in blue, green and orange found in a butto at Farnese in 1982; see also a fragment, p. 139, P29 M

Accession:

Object Number: C.162-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 72344; input: 2002-08-05; modified: 2017-03-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/72344





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