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Jug: C.35-1991

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Jug, partly lead-glazed and partly tin-glazed and painted in manganese and green with a fish and foliage on each side.

Cream earthenware; the lower part and interior lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the rest tin-glazed off-white. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 7. Swelling ovoid body with flat base, cylindrical neck, and strap handle.
The handle and spout are flanked by three vertical manganese lines forming side panels, each occupied by a large fish and foliage. Under the spout there is a crossed rhomboid. Below are two manganese bands; on the neck, five; and on the handle, horizontal stripes in alternate colours.

Notes

History note: Signor Avvocato Marcioni or Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli; Sotheby's, 16-17 February 1914, Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, lot 32 & pl. I. Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

13th Century
14th Century
Late Medieval
Circa 1250 CE - 1350 CE

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Interior/lower Part composed of lead-glaze Exterior composed of tin-glaze Base Diameter 10.5 cm
Body Diameter 22.0 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-1991
Primary reference Number: 47414
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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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