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Late Medieval maiolica jug, painted in black and green with a castellated motif, flanked by cross-hatching, Vs and semi-circular motifs.
Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for the base and the edge of the foot. The glaze is thick, bubbly and pitted. Painted in black and green. Shape approximately 18. Ovoid with low pedestal foot, short neck flaring at the front to forma spout (trilobate). On the front is a shield outline with a striped edge, charged with a castellated motif flanked by areas of cross-hatching. The handles are flanked by three pairs of black lines, with a vertical row of Vs between the first two and two semi-circular motifs between the second and third. A green horizontal band, and two black, encircle the lower part of the body, and are repeated above the main field. On the neck there is a row of criss-crosses and two black bands; on the handle, green strokes.
Italy (maker) (country)
Pale red earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for the base and the edge of the foot. The glaze is thick, bubbly and pitted. Painted in black and green.
height: (whole): 15.5
circa 1200 to 1300 circa 1300 to 1400 circa 1900 to 2000
H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950
C.78-1991 (Applied Arts)