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Jug: C.52-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with S hooks, chevrons, lines, oblique strokes in horizontal bands.

Pale buff earthenware. The interior and lower part are lead-glazed pale brown; the rest is tin-glazed pale beige. Painted in dark manganese and green.
Shape 12. Globular body with disk base and restriction, tall cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and handle with longtitudinal ridge of which only the upper part is present.
On the restriction there is a row of black S hooks with two horizontal bands below and a manganese-edged green line above; on the shoulder, a zig-zag with green strokes across the lines, and fan-shaped leaves in the spaces above and below. The neck is decorated with two rows of chevrons between manganese lines, alternating with two green wavy lines. On each side of the handle, in manganese, there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines; round the rim, three manganese horizontal bands and one green; and on the handle, horizontal stripes in 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 79E (1). William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, part of lot 104 or 105; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

13th Century
14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1275 CE - 1375 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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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 13.3 cm
Base Diameter 9.3 cm
Handle To Spout Width 15.9 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/58' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 79 E/3
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.52-1991
Primary reference Number: 47487
Packing number: EURCER 897
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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