tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1250 circa 1350
13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica two-handled cup, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, a trefoil leaf.
Two-handled cup. Earthenware, tin-glazed pale grey overall. Painted in dark manganese (almost black) and copper-green.
Shape 21. Circular with carinated sides, narrow foot and two loop handles of oval section.
Inside, within two manganese concentric circles, there is a trefoil leaf surrounded by cross-hatching; on the outside, oblique manganese strokes with a manganese band above and a green and a manganese below. On one handle there is a green spot.
Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
Orvieto, pottery, place
Umbria, pottery, region
Italy, pottery, country
high-temperature colours; decoration; dark manganese and copper-green
earthenware, tin-glazed pale grey overall; painted in dark manganese (almost black) and copper-green.
height, whole, 5.0, cm
diameter, foot, 3.4, cm
width, whole, 14.4, 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
A cup with a similar trefoil leaf, but with a lobed central foil, is in the Fondazione Horne, Florence; another was formerly in the Imbert collection.
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 49-50
Publ. pp. 49-50, no. 73
Imbert, Alessandro. 1909. Ceramiche orvietane dei secoli XIII e XIV.Rome:
Cf. pl. II, fig. 11.
Milan, Castello Sforzesco. Satolli, Alberto. 1983. La ceramica orvietana del medioevo I.Florence: Castello Sforzescop. p.81
Cf. p.81, no. 91.
Object Number: C.96-1991
(record id: 47821; input: 2002-05-16; modified: 2012-10-10)