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Jug: C.2165-1928

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Maker(s)

Perhaps district of Unknown (Maker)

Description

Renaissance, maiolica jug, painted in relief-blue, relief-green, yellow and manganese with a Lombardic 'N' terminating in foliage on each side.

Red earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on the exterior. Painted in dark relief-blue, relief-green, yellow, and manganese.
Globular body with short flaring neck, pinched at the front to form a lip, and loop handle with an applied longitudinal strip down the centre.
On the front is a shield charged with the arms or, three bars azure, below which is an outlined, uncoloured area, perhaps a badge. On each side is a Lombardic `N' terminating in foliage. The spaces are filled by small cross-hatched compartments and wavy-edged leaves. The handles are flanked by leaves and blue spots on a wavy stem between two sets of three vertical manganese lines. A similar stem encircles the neck between pairs of horizontal manganese bands. Down the back of the handle and extending below it there are leaves on a wavy stem.

Notes

History note: William Morris (d. 1896); Mrs William Morris; Miss May Morris, from whom purchased on 30 January 1921 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher for £150 (MS Cat. 3702 and a letter from Sydney Cockerell to Glaisher stuck into the book next to the entry).

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 40.0 cm
Width: 35.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

15th century
Renaissance
Circa 1440 CE - 1460 1460 CE

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( dark relief-blue, relief-green, yellow, and manganese) Exterior: composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2165-1928
Primary reference Number: 48196
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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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