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Islamic Fritware bowl with incised decoration

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An image of Fritware (stonepaste) bowl. Interior: around the rim a frieze of blue petals and stylised stems with green and yellow leaves interspersed with red dots. Painted in the roundel and enclosed within two blue concentric lines, a polychrome floral spray framed by two green ‘saz’ style leaves. Exterior: on the rim a repeating frieze of three black semi-circles with red central dot is reserved in blue and yellow. On the body inter-locking palmette medallions outlined in green and black contain incised lozenges and a dotted pine stem in yellow, black and red. Glaze covers the exterior surface including the underside of the foot ring. Fritware, wheel made with incised decoration and painted in blue, red, yellow, black and green under a clear, slightly crazed glaze, height, whole, 7.1 cm, width, whole, 12.3 cm, diameter, rim, 12.3 cm, diameter, base, 4.6 cm, weight, whole, 207 g, circa 1700-1750. Ottoman. Islamic pottery. Anatolia, Kutahiya, Kütahya.

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Fritware (stonepaste) bowl. Interior: around the rim a frieze of blue petals and stylised stems with green and yellow leaves interspersed with red dots. Painted in the roundel and enclosed within two blue concentric lines, a polychrome floral spray framed by two green ‘saz’ style leaves. Exterior: on the rim a repeating frieze of three black semi-circles with red central dot is reserved in blue and yellow. On the body inter-locking palmette medallions outlined in green and black contain incised lozenges and a dotted pine stem in yellow, black and red. Glaze covers the exterior surface including the underside of the foot ring. Fritware, wheel made with incised decoration and painted in blue, red, yellow, black and green under a clear, slightly crazed glaze, height, whole, 7.1 cm, width, whole, 12.3 cm, diameter, rim, 12.3 cm, diameter, base, 4.6 cm, weight, whole, 207 g, circa 1700-1750. Ottoman. Islamic pottery. Anatolia, Kutahiya, Kütahya.

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  • Accession Number: C.21-2009
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 844 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 428.49kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2013:08:16 11:41:32

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18th Century AD blue bowl Fitz_AA floral frit fritware glazed incised Islamic medallions Ottoman palmettes polychrome pottery stonepaste stylised

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