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Jar: C.246-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Workshop: Domenego da Venezia (Probably)

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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.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.246-1991
Primary reference Number: 73549
Packing number: EURCER 346
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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