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Jug: C.90-1927

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval jug, painted in manganese and green, with pine-cones on stems, applied in relief, surrounded by contour lines and cross-hatching.

Jug. Cream earthenware, the interior, exterior of the foot, and most of the underside are lead-glazed dark yellow; the rest is tin-glazed greyish-white. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 17. Elongated ovoid body with short cylindrical neck expanding towards the rim which is pinched at the front to form a lip; solid pedestal foot; loop handle of D section.
On the front, five pine-cones on stems, applied in relief, branch upwards from a low central point. The stems are surrounded by contour lines and the background is cross-hatched in manganese. On each side of the handle, there are S hooks between two groups of three vertical lines. Below are two manganese bands; on the neck, a green chain between pairs of horizontal manganese bands; and on the handle, oblique stripes of alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Presumed excavated in Orvieto; Elia Volpi, Florence; Durlacher Brothers, London, from whom purchased in November 1920 by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926.

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.

Dating

13th Century
14th Century
Medieval
Circa 1275 CE - 1375 1375 CE

Note

This jug is shown numbered 1 on the tenth photograph in a group believed to have been taken in Orvieto c. 1909-10, given by David Whitehouse in 1986 to the BM's Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior, Foot: composed of lead-glaze ( and underside) Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Exterior: composed of tin-glaze Body: Diameter 15.7 cm
Foot: Diameter 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-1927
Primary reference Number: 47321
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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