Unknown, pottery, Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1350 1425
14th Century; 1st quarter 15th century; Late Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted in manganese and green with, in the middle a seven-lobed leaf inside a gothic 'O', and on the sides, a green circle and radiating strokes.
Bowl. Buff earthenware. Very thickly potted and heavy. Tin-glazed pinkish-grey on both sides; dribbles of glaze on the base. Painted in dark manganese-brown and copper-green.
Approximately Shape 30. Circular with sloping sides curving inwards at the top, and narrow disk foot.
In the middle, there is a seven-lobed leaf inside a gothic `O' (?) surrounded by dots; on the sides, a green circle between two dark brown, and a row of short radiating brown strokes; and on the outside, a thick wavy green line.
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese-brown and copper-green
buff earthenware, very thickly potted and heavy; tin-glazed pinkish-grey on both sides; dribbles of glaze on the base; painted in dark manganese-brown and copper-green.
height, whole, 7.0, cm
diameter, foot, 6.1, cm
diameter, whole, 12.4, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 132 (2). 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
The thick walls and dotted background are reminiscent of a bowl decorated with a bird from 'butto' F of the Palazzetto Faina, Orvieto, which has been dated to the last quarter of the fourteenth, or early fifteenth, century.
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
label; inscribed in pencil; 39; circular with blue border
inscription; on the outside; inscribed in blue-black ink; 196
inscription; on the outside; in pencil; 132/4
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 67
Publ. p. 67, no. 109
Orvieto, Palazzo Papale. 1985. La ceramica orvietana del medioevo. I 'butti' di Palazzetto Faina: un intervento di archeologia urbana.p. p. 91
Cf. example of a bowl with similar walls, background and decoration, found in 'butto' F of the Palazzetto Faina, Orvieto, p.91, no. 78.
Object Number: C.122-1991
(record id: 47941; input: 2002-05-20; modified: 2012-10-10)