Unknown, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1275 1375
13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with a cross potent on the front.
Yellowish-buff earthenware. The interior of the neck and the lower part are partly lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the rest is tin-glazed pale grey. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
Shape 11. Bulbous body with disk base, cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and strap handle of D-section.
The front is decorated with a manganese cross potent inside a green circle.
lead-glazing; interior, lower part
lead-glaze; interior, lower part
high-temperature colours; decoration; dark manganese and copper-green
yellowish-buff earthenware; the interior of the neck and the lower part are partly lead-glazed brownish-yellow, the rest is tin-glazed pale grey; painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
height, whole, 14.0, cm
diameter, base, 6.7, cm
diameter, body, 9.0, cm
width, handle to spout, 12.0, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
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 79 (1). William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, part of lot 105; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
; previous owner
Ridout, William; previous owner
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/45.' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; inscribed in pencil; 105/18; brown tie-on
inscription; on the base; in pencil; 79/4
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.45 & pl. VIII
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 29-30
Publ. pp. 29-30, no. 41
Satolli, Alberto. Le vecchie collezioni di ceramica orvietana medievale.
Source Title: Vasellari, Rivista di storia della tradizione ceramica(1997)
p. p. 14
Publ. p. 14, no. 58
Riccetti, Luciano. 2001. La ceramica medievale orvietana: la pista americana ed alcune precisazioni.Faenza:
Source Title: Faenza 87 4-6 (2001) : 5-67
p. p. 59
Publ. See text p.59, and pl. XVII c.
Object Number: C.49-1991
(record id: 47462; input: 2002-05-08; modified: 2012-10-10)