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Jug: C.47-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Maker)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with a shield on the front.

Earthenware. The interior and lower part are lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the rest tin-glazed, now beige and finely crazed. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
Shape 11 with longtitudinally ridged handle. Ovoid body with disk base, cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and loop handle with a longtitudinal ridge.
The front is decorated with a green-edged shield charged with two swords crossed in saltire with the points in chief.

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, Sotheby's, 16 February 1914, lot 26 (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: 24.6 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 1275 CE - 1375 1375 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( black and copper-green) Interior, Lower Part: composed of lead-glaze Exterior: composed of tin-glaze Body: Diameter 12.2 cm
Base: Diameter 9.4 cm
Handle To Spout: Width 16.1 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/67' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Label

Inscription present: brown tie-on

  • Text: 104/20
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Label
  • Text: 26/2
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.47-1991
Primary reference Number: 47456
Packing number: EURCER 893
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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