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Jug

Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Orvieto (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 13th century or early 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    buff-coloured earthenware covered with a tin and lead glazes and painted in manganese and copper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sydney Vacher

  • Museum number:

    C.326-1914

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case I1, shelf 2

Physical description

Jug of buff-coloured earthenware with a elongated pear-shaped body on a high foot. The body of which is covered with a thin tin glaze. The foot and the interior is covered with a lead glaze. On one side of the jug there is a image of a long-necked bird, probably a crane, with its neck bent over down to its claws, neatly fitting into the shape of the body. The bird is painted in green and purple and the top of the jug has a band of interconnecting loops painted in green.

Place of Origin

Orvieto (probably, made)

Date

late 13th century or early 14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

buff-coloured earthenware covered with a tin and lead glazes and painted in manganese and copper

Object history note

The donor of this jug, Sydney Vacher, obtained it from the collections of Avvocato Mancioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli.

Descriptive line

Jug of tin-glazed buff-coloured earthenware painted in green and brown with an image of a crane. Italian, probably Orvieto, late 13th to mid 14th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Sotheby's (1914) Catalogue of the collections of early Italian pottery formed by Signor Avvocato Marcioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli of Orvieto, London? [page: p. 32] 17th February 1914)
Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1940
Ceramiche Medioevali dell'Umbria
Julia E. Poole, Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 1995

Labels and date

Ewer of enamelled earthenware (maiolica) painted in pale manganese purple and green with a long-necked bird. Found in a pozzo at Orvieto.
Italian, 14th or early 15th century
From the collections of Signor Avvocato Mancioni and Cavaliere Capitano Lucatelli
Presented by Sydney Vacher, Tunbridge Wells [1914]
Ewer of enamelled earthenware (maiolica) painted in pale manganese-purple outline filled in with green.
Restored. Found at Orvieto
Italian, late 14th or early 15th century
Formerly in the Marcioni-Lucatelli Collection [post 1914 and pre 1952]
Found in excavations at Orvieto. 14th or early 15th century
Given by Mr Sydney Vacher [post 1914 and pre 1952]
Jug, earthenware. Dug up at Orvieto. Italian, first half of 14th century
Given by Mr Sydney Vacher [1952]
14. Jug with a pedestal-shaped foot
Italy (Orvieto), 1275-1325
Earthenware painted with colours into the opaque tin-glaze
This jug was found in a well in Orvieto.
Museum no. C.326-1914. Given by Sydney Vacher. [2007]
Jug, probably Orvieto, 1270-1350 []

Production Note

Found in a pozzo at Orvieto

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Glazing; Painting

Categories

Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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