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Jug: C.54-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with leaves at the front, surrounded by vertical and horizontal bands.

Pale buff earthenware. The interior and lower part are lead-glazed pale yellowish-brown; the rest is tin-glazed pale grey. Painted in manganese and green.
Shape 12. Bulbous body with disk base and slight restriction, cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and strap handle with a longtitudinal ridge.
The front is decorated with two partly hatched and partly green trefoil leaves on coiling stems, below which is a row of crosses between two pairs of manganese horizontal bands. On each side of the handle, there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical manganese lines. The neck is encircled by a green chain between pairs of horizontal manganese bands.

Notes

History note: Purportedly excavated at Orvieto. Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by 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: 24.1 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

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green)
Interior, Lower Part composed of lead-glaze
Exterior composed of tin-glaze
Base Diameter 10.7 cm
Body Diameter 14.0 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.54-1991
Primary reference Number: 47510
Packing number: EURCER 886
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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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