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Ewer: C.61-1991

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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 ewer, painted in manganese and green with chevrons, S hooks, and lines in horizontal bands.

Pale buff earthenware, the interior and foot is lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest is tin-glazed greyish-white. Painted in manganese and copper-green. Shape 13. Globular body with concave restriction, high pedestal foot, cylindrical neck flaring to the carinated rim, pinched spout and loop handle of oval section.
On the front of the body, the restriction is decorated with manganese chevrons with two wide green bands and two narrow manganese below, and a wide green, narrow manganese and wide green above. On each side of the handle there are S hooks between two sets of three vertical lines. The neck is encircled by a wavy line reserved in manganese with a green line and two manganese lines above and below. The handle is horizontally striped in alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli. before 1914. William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, 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: 22.6 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

Note

This form seems to be a development of Shape 12 (Documentation, Poole, 1995) and occurs with a wide, low foot or a pedestal foot as here. A comparable example was formerly in a private collection at Orvieto.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green)
Interior, Foot composed of lead-glaze
Exterior composed of tin-glaze
Base Diameter 10.1 cm
Handle To Front Diameter 13.3 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/74' inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: brown tie-on

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.61-1991
Primary reference Number: 47576
Packing number: EURCER 465
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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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