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Jug: C.50-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery

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Description

Light yellowish-buff fabric, the interior and lower part of the exterior lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest tin-glazed ivory. Painted in copper-green and manganese-brown.
Shape 7. Ovoid with flat base; cylindrical neck expanding slightly towards the rim; broad strap handle; spout made from a strip of clay, folded and pressed to the neck.
The spout and handle are flanked by three vertical manganese lines forming side panels, each containing four small leaves in the corners and a spiral stem bearing a stylised flower in the centre. On the front, there is an almond-shaped motif with a saltire cross over it and green spots in the four quarters. Below are two horizontal manganese bands, and on the neck, four. The spout is decorated with horizontal stripes of alternate colours and the handle with alternate oblique stripes.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frederick Leverton Harris

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.0 cm
Width: 17.2 cm

Relative size of this object

17.2 cm22 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.

Dating

13th-14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1250 CE - 1350 CE

Note

The motif under the spout also occurfs on C.112-1927 and on many other Orvieto jugs of various forms, sometimes closer tgo a lozenge in shape and without the nspots in the four quarters.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese-brown and copper-green) lead-glaze tin-glaze
Body Diameter 14.2 cm
Base Diameter 7.9 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.50-1927
Primary reference Number: 47255
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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