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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 with leaves on the front, oblique strokes and lines on the sides.
Pale buff earthenware fabric, the interior and lower part lead-glazed yellowish-brown; the rest tin-glazed, greyish-beige. Painted in dark manganese and a little copper-green.
Shape 11. Small bulbous body with tall cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and loop handle of oval section.
The front is decorated with two green pointed 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; on the neck, three; and on the handle, four oblique stripes of alternate colours.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

pale buff earthenware fabric, the interior and lower part lead-glazed yellowish-brown, the rest tin-glazed, greyish-beige; painted in dark manganese and a little copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 19.2, cm
diameter, base, 7.6, cm
diameter, body, 11.0, cm
width, handle to spout, 14.5, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

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 46 (1). William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, part of lot 104; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Associated
Person(s):

Ridout, William; former owner
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; former 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./71' inscribed in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed in pencil; 104/20; brown tie-on
inscription; on base; inscribed in pencil; 46

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. 15
Publ. p. 15, O.71

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 24
Publ. p. 24, no. 31

Accession:

Object Number: C.40-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47434; input: 2002-05-08; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47434





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