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Jug: C.21-1934

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

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Pottery: Unidentified Manises pottery

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Description

Tin-glazed earthenware jug painted in blue and brownish copper-lustre with flowers and leaves, and a circular medallion containing the Sacred Monogram, 'ihs' in gothic letters

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in cobalt-blue and brownish reduced-pigment copper-lustre. The jug has a swelling ovoid body with a short neck which is pinched at the front to form a lip. The strap handle is small and rounded, and its lower end runs down the body for a short distance. The front is decorated with a circular medallion containing the Sacred Monogram, 'ihs', in lustred gothic letters. The sides are divided into seven panels by vertical blue lines, each filled with branching stems of bryony flowers and parlsey leaves. The neck is decorated with a horizontal stem of the same motifs, and round the lower part of the body there are three horizontal lustre bands. The inside of the neck is decorated with lustred roundels and fern-like motifs

Notes

History note: Formerly on loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum; Henry Avray Tipping (1855-1933); sold Christie's, 22 February 1934, Faience, Objets d'Art . . ., the property of the late Henry Avray Tipping Esq., MA FSA, p. 5, lot 24.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 32.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-02-22) by Christie's

Dating

Mid 15th century
Renaissance
Circa 1430 CE - 1480 CE

Note

Label text from the exhibition ‘Madonnas and Miracles: The Holy Home in Renaissance Italy’, on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum from 7 March until 4 June 2017: This jar, decorated with the IHS (a form of Christ’s name), is similar to the one in the painting by Joos van Cleve displayed nearby. Desire for the most beautiful and fashionable religious goods drove trade across Europe and beyond. Spanish maiolica was greatly valued in Italy. When displayed in the home, a jar like this therefore signalled both piety and good taste.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre ( reduced pigment lustre) cobalt-blue
Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ihs
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in gothic letters
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.21-1934
Primary reference Number: 73132
Glaisher additions number: G.Add.48-1934
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

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