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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

H.S. Reitlinger

Category

tin-glazed earthenware
maiolica

Name

jug

Description

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.

Production Place

Orvieto (maker) (place)

Umbria (maker) (region)

Italy (maker) (country)

Technique Description

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.

Dimensions

height: (whole): 24.6 cm
diameter: (base): 9.4 cm
diameter: (body): 12.2 cm
width: (handle to spout): 16.1 cm

Period

13th Century
14th Century
Medieval

Date

circa 1275 to 1375

Provenance

bequeathed: Reitlinger, Henry Scipio 1950 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

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, Sotheby's, 16 February 1914, lot 26 (1). William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, part of lot 104; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Position:
    Method: printed in blue and inscribed in blue-black ink
    Content: 'WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION' printed in blue, 'O/67' in blue-black ink
    Description: circular with blue border
  2. label
    Position:
    Method: inscribed in pencil
    Content: 104/20
    Description: brown tie-on
  3. inscription
    Position: on the base
    Method: inscribed in pencil
    Content: 26/2

Documentation

  1. Honey, William Bowyer (1934) A Catalogue of the Collection of Italian and other Maiolica, Mediaeval English Pottery, Dutch, Spanish and French Faïence, and other Ceramic Wares, formed by William Ridout of London and Toronto, London [page: p. 15]
    [comments: Publ. p. 15, O.67]
  2. Poole, Julia E. (1995) Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: p. 31]
    [comments: Publ. p. 31, no. 44]

Other Notes

Accession Number

C.47-1991 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 47456; Input Date: 2002-05-08 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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