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Jug: C.53-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in black and green with a leaf at the front with two leaves within a border.

Pale buff earthenware. The interior, lower part, and most of the base are lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest is tin-glazed pale greyish-beige. Painted in black and copper-green. Shape 12. Bulbous body with disk base and restriction, cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and strap handle with longtitudinal ridge.
The front is decorated with a black hatched trefoil leaf between two green leaves on coiling stems, with a wavy line border and two black bands below. The handle is flanked by oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines. On the neck, there is a green chain between pairs of black horizontal bands; on the handle, seven horizontal stripes of alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando 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 105; 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: 25.0 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 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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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
Base Diameter 10.5 cm
Body Diameter 13.7 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/66' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: brown tie-on

  • Text: 105/18
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.53-1991
Primary reference Number: 47489
Packing number: EURCER 906
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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