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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 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.

Production Place

Italy (maker) (country)

Technique Description

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.

Dimensions

height: (whole): 15.5 cm
diameter: (base): 7.6 cm
width: (whole): 10.5 cm

Period

13th Century
14th Century
20th century
Medieval

Date

circa 1200 to 1300 circa 1300 to 1400 circa 1900 to 2000

Provenance

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

H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Method: inscribed in indelible pencil
    Content: 372/A
    Description: circular with serrated edge
  2. label
    Description: remains of a rectangular label with a blue border pattern

Documentation

  1. Poole, Julia E. (1995) Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: p. 86]
    [comments: Publ. p. 86, no. 148]

Other Notes

Accession Number

C.78-1991 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 47783; Input Date: 2002-05-13 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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