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Unknown (pottery)


H.S. Reitlinger


tin-glazed earthenware


two-handled cup


maiolica arcaica


Late Medieval maiolica two-handled cup, painted in black and green with, on the inside, a shield.

Earthenware. Tin-glazed beige overall. Painted in black and copper-green. Approximately Shape 21. One third of a cup with carinated sides, narrow foot and one strap handle with a longtitudinal ridge; the other restored. Inside, there is a medallion with a green ground containing a shield charged with vair, surrounded by a cross-hatched border interrupted by leaf-shaped reserves containing three green strokes. The rim is green, and, on the outside, there is a horizontal green band.

Production Place

Orvieto (pottery) (place)

Umbria (pottery) (region)

Italy (pottery) (country)

Technique Description

earthenware: tin-glazed beige overall; painted in black and copper-green.


height: (whole): 4.6 cm
diameter: (foot): 4.0 cm


13th Century
14th Century


circa 1250 to 1350


bequeathed: Reitlinger, Henry Scipio 1950 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Probably purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950


  1. inscription
    Position: on the side
    Method: in pencil
    Content: 114/3


  1. Poole, Julia E. (1995) Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: p. 54]
    [comments: Publ. p. 54, no. 83]

Other Notes

The pencilled inscription does not refer to lot 114 in the Marcioni-Lucatelli sale.

Accession Number

C.95-1991 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 47820; Input Date: 2002-05-16 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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