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Dish: C.19-1950

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, green, black and red slip under a colourless glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with a flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: all decoration is outlined in black. On the rim a half rosette border is reserved in blue and dotted with red. On the body a green central cypress tree is flanked by two sprays of red carnations; two sickle shaped saz leaves, forming a heart shape; and prunus branches and tulips.
Exterior: on the body blue and green stylised waves and fleurs de lys are outlined in black. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

T. H. Riches Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 cm
Weight: 633 g
Width: 25.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Late 16th Century
Circa 1570 - Circa 1580


Cypress tree dish

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, green, black and red slip)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, green, black)
Base Diameter 13.5 cm
Rim Diameter 25.8 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, green, black and red slip under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1950
Primary reference Number: 137708
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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