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Jug: C.69-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with a relief head and pine-cones.

Pale cream earthenware. The interior is lead-glazed brownish-yellow, the exterior is tin-glazed greyish-white, and the lower edge and base are unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green. Shape 19 (Poole, 1995). Squat piriform body with disk base, short neck, trilobate mouth and loop handle of D section.
The front is decorated with a relief head flanked by cross-hatched leaves and relief pine-cones. On each side of the handle there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines. Below are two horizontal manganese bands; on the neck, a green chain between pairs of manganese bands; and on the handle, seven horizontal stripes of alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928)or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli (1862- ) whose collections were sold without differentiation by 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 79C (1). 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

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 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 ( manganese and copper-green) Interior composed of lead-glaze Exterior composed of tin-glaze Body Diameter 13.3 cm
Relief Face - Handle Diameter 13.5 cm
Base Diameter 8.9 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 79/2
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69-1991
Primary reference Number: 47690
Packing number: EURCER 483
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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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