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Basin on pedestal foot: C.5-1970

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Basin on pedestal foot


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white slip painted in blue under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in two shades of blue under a clear glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim on a cylindrical pedestal foot
Interior: on the base a star like motif contains a central rosette painted in blue surrounded by reserved floral sprays in a concentric band and within the points of the star. On the body, eight lobbed medallions contain cloud scrolls and floral sprays painted in reserve. Both the medallions and star points are outlined with a floral stripe. Archways between the medallions enclose pointed ovular cartouche in which floral sprays are painted in reserve.
Exterior: occupying the body loose floral sprays are painted in light blue with dark blue outline between concentric lines. On the lower body curved gadroons are alternately blue or white with a central blue line, painted above a narrow band of chevrons. On the foot a band of stylised cloud scrolls are inter-twined with floral sprays. Glaze and slip cover exterior except rim of the foot ring.


History note: Sir Alan Barlow (deceased); Lady Barlow

Legal notes

Given by the late Sir Alan Barlow and Lady Barlow

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.7 cm
Weight: 3937 g
Width: 42.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970-10-15) by Barlow, Lady


Early 16th Century
Circa 1525 CE - 1530 CE

School or Style

Baba Nakkaş style

Components of the work

Base Diameter 16.7 cm
Rim Diameter 42.7 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
except for rim and underside of base Cobalt-blue
white Slip

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in two shades of blue under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)
Painting underglaze

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1970
Primary reference Number: 131057
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 10 May 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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