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Jug: C.8-1904

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Probably Unknown (Pottery)


Earthenware, the interior is lead-glazed olive-green; the exterior is tin-glazed pale beige. Painted in dark blue, olive-green, yellowish-brown and manganese-brown.
Approximately 20, lacking the handle, neck, and shoulder which have been broken off, leaving an irregular edge.
The front is decorated with a shield charged with the arms gules (shown manganese-brown) two swords in saltire the points in chief, a rosette vert above.


History note: Perhaps found during the excavation of foundations for houses near the Duomo in Orvieto; R. C. Bosanquet.

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by Bosanquet, R. C.


Late 14th Century
15th century
Circa 1375 CE - Circa 1450 1450 CE


Maiolica arcaica

School or Style

Late Medieval

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Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue, olive-green, yellowish-brown and manganese-brown) Interior: composed of lead-glaze Exterior: composed of tin-glaze Widest Part: Diameter 13.0 cm
Base: Diameter 9.7 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1904
Primary reference Number: 76150
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 February 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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