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Jug: C.57-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

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

Pale buff earthenware. The handle, rim, spout and neck on one side are restored in buff fabric. The rest is reconstructed from several pieces, with an area of restoration at the front. The edge of the base is chipped all round. Painted underglaze in dark manganese-black and copper-green.
Shape 19. Piriform with disk base, short neck flaring towards the trilobate mouth; loop handle of D section with slight longtitudinal depression.
On the front is a green-outlined shield charged with a cinquefoil vert. A dribble of green has been dropped on the rim.

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 79G (2 ?). 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: 16.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1400 1400 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( dark manganese-black and copper-green) Interior, Lower Part: composed of lead-glaze Exterior: composed of tin-glaze Body: Diameter 11.6 cm
Base: Diameter 9.3 cm
Front To Handle: Width 13.9 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 79G/4
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Inscription

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/62' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Label

Inscription present: brown tie-on label

  • Text: 104/20
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.57-1991
Primary reference Number: 47528
Packing number: EURCER 923
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Audit data

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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