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Tile panel: C.5-1909

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Current Location: Gallery 33 (Near Eastern/Islamic)


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, painted in blue green and black under a clear glaze and framed in ebonised wood.

Fritware, mould made, painted (possibly on a white slip) in blue, green and black under a clear glaze and framed in ebonised wood.
Shape: a panel of ten square tiles set in a rectangular ebonised frame made in sections and lobed on top edge
Upper surface: all decoration is outlined in black, painted in green or blue and reserved in blue. In the centre, a white flower pot with flaring base, split palmette handles and a double mouth is painted with saz leaves and flowers. Emanating from this pot, a floral bouquet of tulips and carnations radiates over the upper half of the panel. The vase is flanked by cypress trees springing from grassy tufts along with further saz leaves and flowers. A cross-hatch boarder is just visible, obscured by the frame at the top right hand corner. The tiles are enclosed by a ebonised wood frame, gilded with key hole and leaf shapes, on the top edge and inscribed on the bottom edge.
Lower surface: not visible due to plaster, wood and card backing.


History note: Christie's, 26th February, 1909, lot 104

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 8 cm
Height: 122 cm
Width: 92 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


16th Century, Late-17th Century, Early#
Circa 1550 CE - 1650 CE

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Components of the work

Frame composed of wood ( ebonised) gilt
Upper Surface composed of pigments ( green, blue, black) slip ( possibly, white) glaze ( trasnparent)
Backing composed of card plaster
Single Tile Height 26 cm Width 27 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, painted in blue green and black under a clear glaze and framed in ebonised wood.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscribed in white

  • Location: Bottom edge of frame
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-1909
Primary reference Number: 17525
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 October 2023 Last processed: Monday 16 October 2023

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

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