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Bowl: C.92-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze
Shape: carinated bowl with a plain rim, sits on a slightly flared foot ring
Interior: on the rim black dentilation is reserved in a band of blue that is enclosed by a black line. On the body, a fleurs-de-lys pattern radiates from the base. In the roundel, framed by a black band and dashes, a stylised floral spray is reserved in blue. Glaze defects on the roundel.
Exterior: on the rim blue pigment spills over from the interior. On the body black water weeds are painted. Glaze covers the surface, running unevenly on the foot ring; a light covering of glaze is present on the underside of the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Found at Gurgan

Legal notes

Accepted by HM Government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme from the Ades Family and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2019

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Weight: 229 g
Width: 15.2 cm

Relative size of this object

15.2 cm7.8 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2019-07-01) by Ades Family

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( transparent, white, defects on the roundel) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) Exterior composed of glaze ( transparent, white, covers the surface, running unevenly on the foot ring; a light covering of glaze is present on the underside of the foot ring) Rim Diameter 15.2 cm
Base Diameter 6.2 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with serrated edges

  • Text: ‘80’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label with red printed border

  • Text: ‘Lent by the R. Ades, 1948. No. 68’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: black rectangular paper label

  • Text: ‘24’
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.92-2019
Primary reference Number: 140046
Old object number: AL.68-1948
Previous ID: AL.7-1983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 17 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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