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Dish: C.33-1950

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, green, red and black under a colourless glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: all decoration is outlined in black. On the rim a half rosette pattern is reserved in blue and dotted with red. Arching red and blue saz leaves are surrounded by red carnations, a vase of blue and red prunus flowers and a small blue arabesque.
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.


History note: T. H. Riches Bequest

Legal notes

Bequeathed by T. H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.3 cm
Weight: 610 g
Width: 26.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950-06-27) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Late 16th Century
Circa 1575 - Circa 1580

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, green, black)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, green, red and black)
Base Diameter 14.3 cm
Rim Diameter 26.2 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, red and black under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-1950
Primary reference Number: 137709
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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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