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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unidentified Orvieto pottery, pottery, Umbria, Orvieto

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica

Name:

jug

Date:

circa 1275 1375

School/Style:

maiolica arcaica

Period(s):

13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval

Description(s):

Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with an applied relief face and pines-cones.
Earthenware. The interior, lower part, and base are lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the rest is tin-glazed pale greenish-grey. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
Shape 19 with strap handle. Squat piriform body with disk base, short neck, trilobate mouth and strap handle.
The front is decorated with an applied relief face in a green oval frame, flanked by areas of cross-hatching and two relief pine-cones. On each side of the handle there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines. Below are two horizontal bands; on the neck, a green chain between pairs of manganese horizontal bands; and on the handle, horizontal stripes of alternate colours.

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; and base
tin-glaze; exterior
high-temperature colours; decoration; dark manganese and copper-green

Technique
Description:

earthenware; the interior, lower part, and base are lead-glazed brownish-yellow, the rest is tin-glazed pale greenish-grey; painted in dark manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 16.9, cm
height, original rim, 16.2, cm
diameter, base, 9.1, cm
diameter, handle to relief, 11.9, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1991-04-29; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928) or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli, Orvieto; 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 79C (1). 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

Acquisition Credit:

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. pp. 44-5
Publ. pp. 44-5, no. 64

Accession:

Object Number: C.68-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47607; input: 2002-05-13; modified: 2014-12-16)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47607





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