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Jar: C.622-1991

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Current Location: In storage




  • Jar
  • wide-mouthed baluster jar



Wide-mouthed baluster jar. Grey stoneware, thrown and turned, covered in white slip, and painted in iron-brown/black under a dribbly, clear glaze. The jar has a wide mouth and high, swelling shoulders tapering to a nearly cylindrical lower portion, splayed foot and base recessed in two levels. The decoration is painted underglaze in dark-brown pigment, and organised in three principal horizontal bands. The central band has three small landscape scenes in lozenge-shaped panels, one with a crane, a second with a seated figure and a third with a rabbit. In the spandrels are closely painted and spiral patterns. The bands above and below the central band are decorated with large chrysanthemums with spiralling centres and corkscrew-like leaves. The foot and base are without slip and are unglazed.


History note: Purchased from Stora, Paris, November 1919, for £13.15.0d; Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust in 1991

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.6 cm
Height: 22.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


15th/16th Century
Circa 1400 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Glaze composed of clear glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown and turned, white slip, painted in iron-brown/black under a dribbly, clear glaze.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval, cream label, with black rim

  • Text: 20
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.622-1991
Primary reference Number: 21093
Old object number: CHICER/863
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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