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Vase: C.263 & A-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Painter: Grue, Nicolò Tommaso

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Description

Maiolica vase and cover, painted in polychrome with, on the cover, two landscapes with buildings and figures and, on the vase, landscapes with buildings, ships, men fishing and dogs playing.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the underside of the foot appearing pale beige. Painted in greyish-blue, dark green, yellow, dark yellow, orange, brown, and manganese.
Campana-shaped with a swelling below the rim, standing on a tall, trumpet-shaped foot with a curved edge; domed cover with a narrow rim and stepped finial.
The cover is decorated with two landscapes with buildings and figures, in shaped frames reserved in a blue ground decorated with polychrome flowers and foliage. The rim is blue with a yellow edge and the finial is striped horizontally in blue, yellow, orange and blue. The upper part of the vase is decorated with a continuous landscape with buildings, ships, men fishing and dogs playing. On the lower part there are two landscapes with buildings enclosed in blue scrolled frames, reserved in a yellow ground decorated with polychrome flowers and foliage. The foot is decorated with a continuous landscape and a border of yellow and orange ovals between a brown and a blue band.

Notes

History note: Ben Nathan, London, from whom purchased in February 1918 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 52.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Castelli ⪼ The Abruzzi ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

18th century
1726 - 1781

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( greyish-blue, dark green, yellow, dark yellow, orange, brown, and manganese)
Foot Diameter 19.8 cm
Vase Diameter 20.0 cm
Cover Diameter 21.7 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the underside of the foot appearing pale beige. Painted in greyish-blue, dark green, yellow, dark yellow, orange, brown, and manganese.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.263 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 73824
Packing number: EURCER 386
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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