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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, probably, Umbria, Orvieto, probably Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

neck (container components)

Other Name:

neck of a jug

Date:

circa 1275 1350
probably c.1275-1350

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica neck of a jug, painted in manganese and green with leaves, cross-hatching, lines and strokes.
Neck of a jug in thirteen fragments. Pale buff earthenware. Cylindrical neck of a jug with a carinated rim and pinched lip. The interior is lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the exterior is tin-glazed. Painted in dark manganese and a little green.
The design incorporates a scrolling leaf border at the bottom, cross-hatching and a circular green motif below the lip, and, at the sides, groups of three vertical lines flanking pairs of short strokes.

Technique(s):

throwing; body
lead-glazing; interior
tin-glazing; exterior
painting; decoration

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

pale buff earthenware: the interior is lead-glazed brownish-yellow, the exterior is tin-glazed; painted in dark manganese and a little copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 13.0, cm
width, whole, 7.7, 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 59 & pl. IV. Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Associated
Person:

Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner

Notes:

In 1914 this was attached to jug C.60-1991.

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 37
Publ. p. 37, no. 53A

Satolli, Alberto. Le vecchie collezioni di ceramica orvietana medievale.
Source Title: Vasellari, Rivista di storia della tradizione ceramica(1997)
p. p. 34
Publ. p. 34, no. 59

Related Object(s):

C.60-1991
C.60B-1991

Accession:

Object Number: C.60A-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47563; input: 2002-05-10; modified: 2012-10-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47563





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