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Jar: C.75-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica jar, painted in manganese and green with vertical stripes.

Pale pinkish-buff earthenware. The interior, lower part, and base are lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the rest is thinly and unevenly tin-glazed greyish-white. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 6. Squat baluster body with slightly accentuated base, cylindrical neck and everted rim.
The sides are decorated with vertical stripes of alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli, Orvieto; 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 (1). William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, probably lot 108; 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: 16.3 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 - 1400 CE

Note

Jars made in both underglaze painted earthenware and maiolica have been found at Oriveto. The maiolica jars have been dated to between the thirteenth and early fifteenth century. The glaze on this example is of fairly good quality, which probably indicates manufacture in the fourteenth century, rather than the thirteenth.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior, Lower Part composed of lead-glaze ( and base) Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Exterior composed of tin-glaze Base Diameter 10.3 cm
Rim Diameter 11.9 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with green line along the lower edge

  • Text: 5818/Rare form/NK
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./79' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 79/4
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.75-1991
Primary reference Number: 47742
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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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