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Jug: C.112-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)




Cream earthenware; the interior and lower part of the exterior lead-glazed honey-yellow; the rest thinly tin-glazed ivory; the glaze crazed. Painted in copper-green and manganese-brown.
Shape 7. Ovoid with flat base; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly towards the rim; broad strap handle; spout formed by a strip of clay folded and pressed to the neck and shoulder.
The spout and handle are flanked by three vertical manganese lines forming side panels, each crossed by a row of horizontal chevrons between narrow horizontal lines, with, above and below, two sets of a green and a manganese line. On the front, below the spout, there is an almond-shaped motif with a saltire cross over it. Below and round the neck are two manganese horizontal bands; on the spout, horizontal stripes in alternate colours; and on the handle, seven alternate oblique stripes.


History note: Unknown before the Right Hon. F. Leverton Harris

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.3 cm
Width: 18.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.


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

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese-brown and copper-green)
Interior composed of lead-glaze
Upper Exterior composed of tin-glaze
Body Diameter 14.2 cm
Base Diameter 7.5 cm

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.112-1927
Primary reference Number: 47323
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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