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Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in manganese and green with a shield on the front.
Earthenware. The interior and lower part are lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the rest tin-glazed, now beige and finely crazed. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green. Shape 11 with longtitudinally ridged handle. Ovoid body with disk base, cylindrical neck, carinated rim, pinched spout and loop handle with a longtitudinal ridge. The front is decorated with a green-edged shield charged with two swords crossed in saltire with the points in chief.
Orvieto (maker) (place)
Umbria (maker) (region)
Italy (maker) (country)
Earthenware. The interior and lower part are lead-glazed brownish-yellow; the rest tin-glazed, now beige and finely crazed. Painted in dark manganese and copper-green.
height: (whole): 24.6
circa 1275 to 1375
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
C.47-1991 (Applied Arts)