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Neck (container components): C.60A-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)




Late Medieval maiolica neck of a jug, painted in manganese and green with leaves, cross-hatching, lines and strokes.

Neck of a jug in thirteen fragments. Pale buff earthenware. Cylindrical neck of a jug with a carinated rim and pinched lip. The interior is lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the exterior is tin-glazed. Painted in dark manganese and a little green.
The design incorporates a scrolling leaf border at the bottom, cross-hatching and a circular green motif below the lip, and, at the sides, groups of three vertical lines flanking pairs of short strokes.


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 59 & pl. IV. 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

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.0 cm
Width: 7.7 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century
14th Century
Circa 1275 CE - 1350 CE


This neck was attached to C.60-1991, when it was illustrated in the catalogue of the Marcioni and Lucatelli sale held by Sotheby's on 16-17 February 1914.

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 composed of lead-glaze
Exterior composed of tin-glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.60A-1991
Primary reference Number: 47563
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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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