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  • Place of origin:

    Orvieto (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1400-1450 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed buff earthenware painted in purple-brown and green

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sydney Vacher

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 2

Physical description

Bulbous body, wide neck pinched up in front to form a narrow lip. On the front is a shield charged with a fleur de lys flanked by sparys of budding foliage in a panel with cross-hatched ground.

Place of Origin

Orvieto (probably, made)


1400-1450 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed buff earthenware painted in purple-brown and green


Height: 16.5 cm, Diameter: 9.5 cm

Object history note

Marcioni-Lucatelli Collection. Dug up at Orvieto.

Descriptive line

Body of a jug of tin-glazed buff earthenware, painted in green and purple-brown. Italy (probably Orvieto), 1400-1450.

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

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977

Labels and date

Made in Italy
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.117-1914 Given by Sydney Vacher, Esq. [16/07/2008]
Body of a jug of enamelled earthenware (maiolica), painted in manganese-purple outlined with touches of green. Restored.
Found at Orvieto.
Italian; first half of 15th century [1914]
Jug 9restored), earthenware.
Dug up at Orvieto.
Italian (Orvieto); first half of 18th century.
Given by Mr. Sydney Vacher. [1955]


Earthenware (buff)


Tin glazing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Fleur de lys; Shield


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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