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Tile: C.25-1934

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted in blue, turquoise and lustre

Fritware, mould made, coated in a white glaze painted under the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze in lustre
Shape: eight pointed star shaped tile with bevelled edges
Upper surface: painted around the edge with a blue line. In the centre of the tile, two confronted birds are reserved on a lustred ground containing dots and palmettes. The birds are separated by a blue and turquoise cypress tree growing from a blue mound that overlies a fish, which is also reserved in lustre. Glaze runs over the edges unevenly\par
Lower surface: undecorated.

Notes

History note: From the collection of the late Henry Wallis. On the back there is a rectangular label printed in black 'LENT BY/' stamped in purple ' . WALLIS ESQ'/ printed in black 'No.' written in faded black ? ink '116'.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.9 cm
Height: 11.8 cm
Weight: 132 g
Width: 11.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934-02-27) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

13th Century, second half
Circa 1350 CE - Circa 1400 CE

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of oxide colours ( lustre) pigment ( turquoise, blue) glaze ( white)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a white glaze painted under the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze in lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: printed in black 'LENT BY/' stamped in purple ' . WALLIS ESQ'/ printed in black 'No.' written in faded black ink '116'.
  • Location: Lower surface
  • Method of creation: Printed, stamped and written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written in pencil directly on the object surface

  • Text: 116
  • Location: Lower surface
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-1934
Primary reference Number: 17492
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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