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Tile: OC.62-1936

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Calcareous earthenware, mould made, glazed in white with designs outlined in black slip and coloured with blue, yellow, green, black and turquoise pitted glaze
Shape: rectangular with slightly bevelled sides
Upper surface: scrolling polychrome flowers and split leaves reserved on blue background
Lower surface: undecorated but partially covered in plaster


History note: Acquired as from the Ali Kapi at Isfahan, but in 1951 the donor's son said they came from the Mosque at Tabriz. (old slip)

Legal notes

Given by A.C. Edwards

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.5 cm
Height: 23 cm
Weight: 1722 g
Width: 19.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Isfahan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-10-25) by Edwards, A.C.


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( blue, yellow, green, black and turquoise) glaze ( white)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Calcareous earthenware, mould made, glazed in white with designs outlined in black slip and coloured with blue, yellow, green, black and turquoise pitted glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.62-1936
Primary reference Number: 17500
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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