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Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted underglaze in manganese and green with a shield on the front.
Pale buff earthenware. The handle, rim, spout and neck on one side are restored in buff fabric. The rest is reconstructed from several pieces, with an area of restoration at the front. The edge of the base is chipped all round. Painted underglaze in dark manganese-black and copper-green. Shape 19. Piriform with disk base, short neck flaring towards the trilobate mouth; loop handle of D section with slight longtitudinal depression. On the front is a green-outlined shield charged with a cinquefoil vert. A dribble of green has been dropped on the rim.
Orvieto (pottery) (city)
Umbria (pottery) (region)
Italy (pottery) (country)
pale buff earthenware; the handle, rim, spout and neck on one side are restored in buff fabric, the rest is reconstructed from several pieces, with an area of restoration at the front; the edge of the base is chipped all round; painted underglaze in dark manganese-black and copper-green.
height: (whole): 16.0
circa 1300 to 1400
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
C.57-1991 (Applied Arts)