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Tile: C.19-1911

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware with moulded design coated in a turquoise glaze

Fritware with moulded design coated in a turquoise glaze
Upper surface: a palmette design occupies the top half of the tile, while on the lower portion a hunting scene comprises a hare chased by a hound. Both designs incorporate a background of scrolling decoration. The surface is coated in a turquoise glaze which runs over the tile edges.
Lower surface: undecorated except for splashes of glaze.


History note: The Persian Art Galleries, 128 New Bond Street, London W 1 from whom purchased for £25.0s.0d. on 17 March 1911 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2 cm
Height: 19.5 cm
Weight: 1756 g
Width: 26.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-03-17) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1260 CE - Circa 1335 CE

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Components of the work

Underside composed of glaze ( turquoise, a few splashes)
Edges composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs down the sides in drips)
Upper Surface composed of glaze ( turquoise)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware with moulded design coated in a turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1911
Primary reference Number: 17475
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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