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Tile: C.407-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware covered with a turquoise glaze

Earthenware, mould made, covered on the upper surface with a pitted and cracked turquoise glaze
Shape: eight pointed star tile with bevelled edges
Upper surface: covered with a turquoise glaze that runs over onto the edges
Underside: undecorated except for small patches of glaze, probably from another object in the kiln.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transfered from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.1 cm
Weight: 209 g
Width: 12.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


13th Century-14th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of glaze ( turquoise, pitted and cracked)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, mould made, covered on the upper surface with a pitted and cracked turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand written directly onto the surface

  • Text: 14098
  • Location: On the underside
  • Method of creation: In black ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: '100' printed in black and ' /16' written in pencil below
  • Location: On the upper surface
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and written in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.407-1991
Primary reference Number: 17518
Packing number: ISCER 983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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