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Jug: C.41-1991

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Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in black and green, decorated with leaves, hatching, oblique strokes and lines.

Pale buff earthenware, the interior, lower part and most of the base lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest tin-glazed greyish-white. Painted in black and a little copper-green. Shape 11. Bulbous body with disk base, tall cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched at the front to form a spout, and loop handle of D section.
The front is decorated with two partly hatched and partly green leaves on a scrolling stem with above, a green horizontal line between two manganese, and another green. On each side of the handle, in manganese, there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines. Below and round the neck, there are three horizontal manganese bands; on the handle, five horizontal stripes of alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Cavaliere Capitano Federnando Lucatelli, Orvieto by 1909. 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 - 1375 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior, Lower Part composed of lead-glaze ( and most of base) Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( black and copper-green) Exterior composed of tin-glaze Body Diameter 10.7 cm
Base Diameter 8.5 cm
Handle To Spout Width 13.4 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./70' 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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1991
Primary reference Number: 47437
Packing number: EURCER 899
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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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