tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1300 1425
14th Century; 1st quarter 15th century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in black and green with, in the middle, a stylised flower on a stalk, and on the sides bands and dots.
Earthenware. Tin-glazed greyish-cream on both sides; base unglazed. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 29. Circular with deep sides curving inwards slightly at the top and disk base.
In the middle, within a black circle, there is a stylised flower on a stalk; on the sides, a double row of black dots between wide horizontal green bands, and narrow black bands above and below.
Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
Orvieto, pottery, place
Umbria, pottery, region
Italy, pottery, country
tin-glazing; whole; base unglazed
tin-glaze; whole; base unglazed
high-temperature colours; decoration; black and copper-green
earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-cream on both sides, base unglazed; painted in black and copper-green.
height, whole, 5.7, cm
diameter, base, 6.6, cm
diameter, whole, 13.2, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
Two-handled bowls decorated with flowers similar to the one on this example are in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Orvieto and the MICF.
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 64
Publ. p. 64, no. 102
Milan, Castello Sforzesco. Satolli, Alberto. 1983. La ceramica orvietana del medioevo I.Florence: Castello Sforzescop. p. 121
Cf. example of a two-handled bowl, decorated with flowers, p. 121, no. 210.
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. p. 223
Cf. example of a two-handled bowl, decorated with flowers, p.223, nos. 93-4.
Object Number: C.120-1991
(record id: 47930; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)