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Renaissance jug painted with the Sacred Monogram

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An image of Jug. Unknown pottery, Valencia, Manises. The jug has a swelling ovoid body with a short neck which is pinched at the front to form a spout. The strap handle is small and rounded, and its lower end runs down the body for a short distance. The front is decorated with a circular medallion containing the Sacred Monogram, ihs, in lustred gothic letters. The sides are divided into seven panels by vertical blue lines, each filled with branching stems of bryony flowers and parlsey leaves. The neck is decorated with a horizontal stem of the same motifs, and round the lower part of the body there are three horizontal lustre bands. The inside of the neck is decorated with lustred roundels and fern-like motifs. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue and brownish copper-lustre, height, whole, 32.5 cm, circa 1430-1480. Renaissance.

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Jug. Unknown pottery, Valencia, Manises. The jug has a swelling ovoid body with a short neck which is pinched at the front to form a spout. The strap handle is small and rounded, and its lower end runs down the body for a short distance. The front is decorated with a circular medallion containing the Sacred Monogram, ihs, in lustred gothic letters. The sides are divided into seven panels by vertical blue lines, each filled with branching stems of bryony flowers and parlsey leaves. The neck is decorated with a horizontal stem of the same motifs, and round the lower part of the body there are three horizontal lustre bands. The inside of the neck is decorated with lustred roundels and fern-like motifs. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue and brownish copper-lustre, height, whole, 32.5 cm, circa 1430-1480. Renaissance.

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  • Accession Number: C.21-1934
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 776 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 538.71kB
  • Exposure time: 1/90
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2016:03:03 11:21:56

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15th Century blue bryony earthenware Fitz_AA floral flowers glazed jug leaves lustre lustre ware lustreware monogram Other Keywords pottery Renaissance sacred monogram Spanish spout spouted tin-glazed vessel

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