Unknown, pottery, Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
tin-glazed earthenware; maiolica
circa 1275 1375
13th Century; 14th Century; Medieval
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.
lead-glazing; interior, lower part; and base
lead-glaze; interior, lower part; and base
high-temperature colours; decoration; dark manganese and copper-green
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.
height, whole, 16.9, cm
height, original rim, 16.2, cm
diameter, base, 9.1, cm
diameter, handle to relief, 11.9, 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 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.
Reitlinger, Henry Scipio; previous owner
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
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
Object Number: C.68-1991
(record id: 47607; input: 2002-05-13; modified: 2012-10-10)