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Jug: C.30-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in black and green with a shield on each side.

Cream earthenware; the interior, lower part and base lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest tin-glazed off-white. Painted in black and copper-green.
Shape 7. Ovoid with flat base, short cylindrical neck, applied folded spout and broad strap handle.
On each side within a green outline, is a shield charged with a bend sable between two annulets (?) of the same.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware.part of lot 104; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

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

Note

Two fragments, decorated with the top and bottom of a shield bearing similar rings, have been recovered from a 'butto' (rubbish pit) of the Palazzo del Popolo, Orvieto.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior, Base: composed of lead-glaze ( and part exterior) Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( black and copper-green) Part Exterior: composed of tin-glaze Body: Diameter 12.0 cm
Base: Diameter 7.3 cm
Handle To Spout: Width 16.3 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/53' inscribed in ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in ink
  • Label

Inscription present: rectangular brown tie-on

  • Text: 104/20
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.30-1991
Primary reference Number: 47370
Packing number: EURCER 466
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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