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Fragment: C.81-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Production)

Description

Fragment of a jug. Pale yellowish-buff earthenware, lead-glazed yellowish-brown on the inside, and tin-glazed on the exterior. Painted in blue, yellow, and orange. Irregular-shaped fragment. A part of the same jug as the two fragments labelled C.99-1904. (Description for C.81-1904 and C.99-1904). On the side are two sets of three vertical lines flanking oblique blue strokes. Above is a horizontal yellow line between two blue, and a blue zig-zag with orange trefoils in the spaces, and two more blue horizontal lines. The glaze has crazed.

Notes

History note: According to a label accompanying a group of fragments including this one given by R.C. Bosanquet, they were 'Mostly bought at Orvieto; some pieces (marked P at back) from Perugia. The Orvieto pieces, with a few exceptions were found in excavating foundations for houses near the Cathedral.'

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 7.0 cm

Relative size of this object

7 cm7.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 15th century
Early 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1480 CE - 1520 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and orange) Interior composed of lead-glaze Exterior composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

pale yellowish-buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale yellowish-buff earthenware, lead-glazed yellowish-brown on the inside, tin-glazed on the exterior and painted in blue, yellow, and orange.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label with blue printed border

  • Text: H 2
  • Location: On outside
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Caf...
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.81-1904
Primary reference Number: 81104
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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