Skip to main content

Jar: C.246-1991

An image of Jar

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Domenego da Venezia (Workshop)

Description

Renaissance maiolica jar, painted in polychrome with, on each side, an oval panel enclosing the bust of a man, and another with the bust of a woman.

Jar. Earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white on both sides; rim and base unglazed. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and a little white.
Globular with short narrow neck, and flat base.
On each side there is an oval panel with a scrolled frame: one enclosing the bust of a man in profile to right wearing a doublet and ruff; the other, the bust of a woman in profile to right. The sides are decorated with stylized foliage and flowers, reserved in a blue ground incised with short curved strokes. Narrow blue and wider yellow horizontal bands encircle the base and neck.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 29.0 cm
Height: 26.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1560 CE - 1570 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and a little white)

Materials used in production

rim and base unglazed Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed creamy-white on both sides; rim and base unglazed. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, manganese-purple, black, and a little white.

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.246-1991
Primary reference Number: 73549
Packing number: EURCER 346
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Jar" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/73549 Accessed: 2022-07-01 12:21:03

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/73549 |title=Jar |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-01 12:21:03|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

                <div class="text-center my-3">
                    <figure class="figure">
                        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa9/C_246_1991_281_29.jpg"
                        alt="Jar"
                        class="img-fluid" />
                        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Jar</figcaption>
                    </figure>
                </div>
            

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...