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Fragments: C.113-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Probably)

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Description

Three joined fragments of the upper part of a jug. Pale buff earthenware, lead-glazed brown on the interior and tin-glazed pale grey on the exterior; the glaze running over onto the inside of the neck. Painted in dark blue.
Trilobate mouth, upper part of the sides and back with upper end of the handle, the front missing from a short distance below the lip. The front is decorated with the upper part of a ladder frame with on each side, projecting tufts and stylised flowers on stalks.

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.' Bosanquet visited Orvieto in late July 1904.

Legal notes

Given by R.C. Bosanquet

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Width: 9.0 cm

Relative size of this object

9 cm7.8 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

15th century
Circa 1450 CE - 1500 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in dark blue)
Interior composed of lead-glaze
Exterior composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with blue border

  • Text: I 14
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in red ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 111
  • Location: On interior
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.113-1904
Primary reference Number: 81137
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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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