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Jug: C.64-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Pottery: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)

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Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with a fish and a man's head on the front.

Pale buff earthenware. The interior and exterior of the foot are lead-glazed brown, the base is unglazed, and the rest is tin-glazed pale greyish-beige. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
Shape 17. Elongated piriform body with pedestal foot, short neck, trilobate mouth, and loop handle of oval section.
The front is decorated with a flat fish with a man's head flanked by green curved and pointed strokes. On each side of the handle, there is a vertical wavy line flanked by Ss between two sets of three vertical manganese lines. Below are two horizontal manganese bands; on the neck, two and a green chain; and on the handle, ten oblique stripes of alternate colours.

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 30 (1) & pl. I. 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: 27.0 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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark manganese and copper-green)
Interior, Foot composed of lead-glaze
Exterior composed of tin-glaze
Body Diameter 13.2 cm
Foot Diameter 9.8 cm
Handle To Front Width 14.5 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 275
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in indelible pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.64-1991
Primary reference Number: 47589
Packing number: EURCER 448
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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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