Skip to main content

Jug: C.78-1991

An image of Jug

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in black and green with a castellated motif, flanked by cross-hatching, Vs and semi-circular motifs.

Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for the base and the edge of the foot. The glaze is thick, bubbly and pitted. Painted in black and green.
Shape approximately 18. Ovoid with low pedestal foot, short neck flaring at the front to forma spout (trilobate).
On the front is a shield outline with a striped edge, charged with a castellated motif flanked by areas of cross-hatching. The handles are flanked by three pairs of black lines, with a vertical row of Vs between the first two and two semi-circular motifs between the second and third. A green horizontal band, and two black, encircle the lower part of the body, and are repeated above the main field. On the neck there is a row of criss-crosses and two black bands; on the handle, green strokes.

Notes

History note: 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: 15.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Relative size of this object

10.5 cm15.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

13th Century
14th Century
20th century
Medieval
Circa 1200 - 1300 1300 Circa 1300 - 1400 1400 Circa 1900 - 2000 2000

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( black and green) Base: Diameter 7.6 cm
Body:

Materials used in production

except base and edge of foot Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge

  • Text: 372/A
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in indelible pencil
  • Label

Inscription present: remains of a rectangular label with a blue border pattern

  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.78-1991
Primary reference Number: 47783
Packing number: EURCER 469
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Jug" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47783 Accessed: 2021-10-17 22:24:39

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47783|title=Jug|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-10-17 22:24:39|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa8/C_78_1991_281_29.jpg" alt="jug" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">jug</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Miniature jug

Accession Number: E.36.1903

Jug

Accession Number: E.P.287

Jug

Accession Number: E.9.1909

Jug

Accession Number: Loan Ant.103.97

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo