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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

jug

Date:

circa 1250 1350

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green, decorated with a leaf on the front, lines and obliques strokes.
Earthenware; the interior, lower part and base are lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest tin-glazed pale beige. Painted in manganese-brown and copper-green.
Shape 11. Squat bulbous body with disk base, tall cylindrical neck with carinated rim, pinched spout, and loop handle (restored).
The front is decorated with two partly hatched and partly green leaves on coiling stems. On each side of the handle, in manganese, there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines. Below are two horizontal manganese bands; round the neck, three; and on the handle, four horizontal green stripes.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
lead-glazing; interior, lower part; and base
tin-glazing; exterior
painting; decoration

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
lead-glaze; interior, lower part
tin-glaze; exterior
high-temperature colours; decoration; manganese-brown and copper-green

Technique
Description:

Earthenware; the interior, lower part and base are lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest tin-glazed pale beige. Painted in manganese-brown and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 17.4, cm
diameter, base, 8.7, cm
diameter, body, 10.8, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938,The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware. part of lot 104; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Associated
Person(s):

Ridout, William; previous owner
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscription(s):

label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O./49' inscribed in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed in pencil; 104/20; brown tie-on

Documentation:

Honey, William Bowyer. Ridout, F.U.. 1934. A Catalogue of the Collection of Italian and other Maiolica, Mediaeval English Pottery, Dutch, Spanish and French Faïence, and other Ceramic Wares, formed by William Ridout of London and Toronto.London: p. p. 14
Publ. p. 14, O.49

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 25
Publ. p. 25, no. 33

Accession:

Object Number: C.37-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47424; input: 2002-05-08; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47424





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