tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1250 1375
13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica bowl, painted black and green with, on the inside, a pair of antlers enclosing a flower.
Buff earthenware, thickly potted and very thinly tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 23. Circular with carinated sides and narrow foot.
Inside, a pair of antlers enclose a flower with groups of two and three black strokes in the spaces; on the outside there is a wavy green line below the rim.
Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
Orvieto, pottery, place
Umbria, pottery, region
Italy, pottery, country
high-temperature colours; decoration; black and copper-green
buff earthenware, thickly potted and very thinly tin-glazed greyish-beige on both sides; painted in black and copper-green.
height, whole, 4.9, cm
diameter, foot, 4.2, cm
diameter, whole, 8.8, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 108; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Ridout, William; previous owner
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
The antlers may indicate a connection with the Monaldeschi della Cervara family.
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/15.' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
Honey, William Bowyer. Ridout, F.U.. 1934. A Catalogue of the Collection of Italian and other Maiolica, Mediaeval English Pottery, Dutch, Spanish and French Faïence, and other Ceramic Wares, formed by William Ridout of London and Toronto.London: p. p. 13
Publ. p. 13, O.15.
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 57-8
Publ. pp. 57-8, no. 88
Object Number: C.109-1991
(record id: 47834; input: 2002-05-17; modified: 2012-10-10)