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Jug: C.103-1927

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Maker: Unknown (Purportedly)

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Description

Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed off-white on the exterior; inside of neck clear-glazed; base unglazed. The glaze is extremely shiny and, where thin, has a pinkish tone. There are patches of grey discolouration on the front and handle. Painted in dark inky-blue which has run, pale yellow, and very dark manganese-brown.
Bulbous ovoid body with short cylindrical neck, spout projecting upwards from the shoulder, and strap handle.
On the front, within a circular `ladder' frame, is a shield of testa di cavallo form, charged with the arms argent a fess sable between a crescent azure and a moor's head azure, flanked by wavy ropes reserved in a blue ground. The frame is surrounded by a garland of stylised flowers, fruit and foliage. On the sides there are scattered palm-like leaves, and, down the handle, five pairs of horizontal blue stripes.

Notes

History note: Purchased at Arezzo by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.0 cm
Width: 24.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

15th Century, Late
19th Century, Late#
20th Century, Early
Circa 1475 CE - 1500 CE Circa 1890 CE - 1910 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark inky-blue which has run, pale yellow, and very dark manganese-brown)
Base Diameter 11.4 cm
Rim Diameter 9.7 cm

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed off-white on the exterior; inside of neck clear-glazed; base unglazed. The glaze is extremely shiny and, where thin, has a pinkish tone. Painted in dark inky-blue which has run, pale yellow, and very dark manganese-brown.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103-1927
Primary reference Number: 48256
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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