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Jug: C.884-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Lower part of jug. Earthenware. Tin-glazed off-white inside and outside. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange and black.
Globular body with curved cylindrical neck, disk base, concave underneath, and the lower handle terminal; the upper part of the neck, rim, lip, and handle missing.
On the front is a circular medallion framed by a wide yellow band between two narrow orange bands, and another narrow orange band. At the top there are two tiny circles and two outward curling strokes. Within the medallion is a roughly painted winged grotesque. Round the lower edge at the front only, there are two narrow orange bands and a wide yellow band. The handle terminal has three blue horizontal strokes and a dot.

Notes

History note: Probably acquired by F. Leverton Harris in Siena.

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.0 cm
Width: 13.5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Siena

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 16th Century
17th Century
Circa 1590 CE - 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange and black) tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.884-1927
Primary reference Number: 48310
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 April 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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