Unidentified Orvieto pottery, pottery, probably, Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1350 circa 1450
14th Century; 15th century; Medieval
Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese with a badge at the front.
Buff earthenware. The interior and lower part are lead-glazed pale yellowish-brown; the rest is tin-glazed pinkish-grey. Painted in dark manganese.
Shape 20. Ovoid with disk base, cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and loop handle of D section.
The front is decorated with a badge.
lead-glazing; interior, lower part
lead-glaze; interior, lower part
high-temperature colour; decoration; dark manganese
the interior and lower part are lead-glazed pale yellowish-brown, the rest is tin-glazed pinkish-grey; painted in dark manganese.
height, whole, 22.9, cm
diameter, base, 10.2, cm
diameter, body, 13.6, cm
diameter, handle to front, 15.3, cm
bequeathed; 1991-04-29; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 105; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Ridout, William; previous owner
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
label; printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink; 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/98' in blue-black ink; circular with blue border
label; in pencil; 105/18; brown tie-on label
packing number; EURCER 888; Allocated by Wendy Rose when object left Maidenhead; 1989
Italian Maiolica in the Fitzwilliam Museum. 1995-10-03 - 1996-01-07
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Notes: case 1, top, no. 23
Catalogue number: no catalogue
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. 16
Publ. p. 16, O.98
Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 47-8
Publ. pp. 47-8, no. 69
Object Number: C.55-1991
(record id: 47513; input: 2002-05-10; modified: 2016-08-11)