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Jug: C.40-1991

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Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with leaves on the front, oblique strokes and lines on the sides.

Pale buff earthenware fabric, the interior and lower part lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest tin-glazed, greyish-beige. Painted in dark manganese and a little copper-green.
Shape 11. Small bulbous body with tall cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and loop handle of oval section.
The front is decorated with two green pointed leaves on coiling stems. On each side of the handle, in manganese, there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines. Below are two horizontal manganese bands; on the neck, three; and on the handle, four oblique stripes of alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 46 (1). William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, 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: 19.2 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 CE

Note

With Shape 7 (see Documentation, 1995) this appears to be the earliest tin-glazed jug form made at Oriveto. It varies in size, and in the proportions of neck and body, and also occurs with a restriction round the bulbous part. Plant and geometrical ndecoration occur most frequently this type, heraldic decoration less often, and zoomorphic designs rarely. Front panels decorated with leaves on scrolling stems also occur on jugs C.37-1991, C.39-1991, C.38-1991, C.41-1991, and C.45-1991.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark manganese and copper-green) Interior, Lower Part composed of lead-glaze Exterior composed of tin-glaze Body Diameter 11.0 cm
Base Diameter 7.6 cm
Handle To Spout Width 14.5 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./71' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: brown tie-on

  • Text: 104/20
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 46
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40-1991
Primary reference Number: 47434
Packing number: EURCER 895
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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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