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Fragments: C.99-1904

Object information

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Production: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)




Fragments 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 fragments. A part of the same jug as the fragment labelled C.81-1904. Forming part of the side and back of the neck and rim of the jug, one piece having the stump of the upper end of the handle.
(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.


History note: According to a label accompanying a group of fragments, including this these, 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.'

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century, Late
16th Century, Early#
Circa 1480 CE - 1520 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and orange)
Interior composed of lead-glaze
Exterior composed of tin-glaze
Fragment One Height 2.3 cm Width 4.0 cm
Fragment Two Height 6.0 cm Width 6.4 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H 20
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.99-1904
Primary reference Number: 81105
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 December 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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