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Jug: C.48-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Uncertain Unknown (Potter)


Earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and interior; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue, green, and yellow.
Squat globular body with a short neck, expanding very slightly towards the rim which is pinched at the front to form a spout, and strap handle. On the front, inside a `ladder' frame, there is a stylised plant with five overlapping, parti-coloured leaves, and a group of lines forming a tuft or palmette in the centre of the stem. Outside the frame are three fan-like projections on each side.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.


15th century
Circa 1470 CE - 1500 CE


Central Italy, probably Romagna or the Marches

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue, green, and yellow) Body Diameter 10.4 cm
Base Diameter 8.0 cm
Handle-spout Width 9.9 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with one yellow edge

  • Text: O/-/-/13l0
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink.
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.48-1927
Primary reference Number: 75245
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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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