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Two-handled jar: C.76-1961

Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)

Description

Maiolica, two-handled jar. Painted in blue, on both sides with a lion rampant and 'oak leaves'.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the exterior, greyish and thinly applied on the interior; base unglazed. Painted in thin dark blue with manganese outlines.
Ovoid with flat base, short cylindrical neck with projecting rim, and two small strap handles.
Both sides are decorated with a lion rampant with two circular motifs in its body, surrounded by sprays of oak leaves with dots and dashes in the background. On each side of both handles there is a vertical border of blue undulations and scalloped lines. Round the lower part of the body, there are two horizontal manganese bands and round the neck, between pairs of manganese bands, a wavy manganese line with blue splodges in the spaces above and below it. On each handle there is an upward-pointing oak leaf, and below, on the side of the jar, another pointing downwards. Below one handle is a manganese asterisk.

Notes

History note: Charles Damiron; Sotheby's, 16 June 1938, Catalogue of the very choice collection of old Italian majolica and Hispano-Moresque ware, the property of Monsieur Damiron, 8 rue Vaubecour, Lyons, lot 73; A.S.Drey; from 1943, Louis C.G. Clarke.

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

15th century
Renaissance
Circa 1420 CE - 1450 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( thin dark blue with manganese outlines) Base Diameter 13 cm
Mouth Diameter 15 cm
Across Handles Width 27.6 cm

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed white on the exterior, greyish and thinly applied on the interior; base unglazed. Painted in thin dark blue with manganese outlines.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval

  • Text: 'COLLECTION C. DAMIRON/No' printed in greyish-blue, '72' in blue-black ink
  • Method of creation: Printed in greyish-blue and inscribed blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: half a rectangular label with blue edge

  • Text: 90
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in faded black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: an asterisk

  • Location: Below one handle
  • Method of creation: Manganese
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.76-1961
Primary reference Number: 48158
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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