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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 a relief head and pine-cones.
Pale cream earthenware. The interior is lead-glazed brownish-yellow, the exterior is tin-glazed greyish-white, and the lower edge and base are unglazed. Painted in manganese and copper-green.
Shape 19. Squat piriform body with disk base, short neck, trilobate mouth and loop handle of D section.
The front is decorated with a relief head flanked by cross-hatched leaves and relief pine-cones. On each side of the handle there are oblique strokes between two sets of three vertical lines. Below are two horizontal manganese bands; on the neck, a green chain between pairs of manganese bands; and on the handle, seven horizontal stripes of alternate colours.

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; manganese and copper-green

Technique
Description:

pale cream earthenware; the interior is lead-glazed brownish-yellow, the exterior is tin-glazed greyish-white, and the lower edge and base are unglazed; painted in manganese and copper-green.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 16.2, cm
diameter, base, 8.9, cm
diameter, body, 13.3, cm
diameter, relief face - handle, 13.5, cm

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

Signor Avvocato Arcangelo Marcioni (1859-1928)or Cavaliere Capitano Ferdinando Lucatelli (1862- ) whose collections were sold without differentiation by 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

Inscription:

inscription; on base; in pencil; 79/2

Documentation:

Poole, Julia E.. 1995. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. p. 45
Publ. p. 45, no. 65

Accession:

Object Number: C.69-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 47690; input: 2002-05-13; modified: 2014-12-09)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/47690





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