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Tile panel: C.5-1909

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

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.

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

92 cm1.2 m8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 16th or early 17th century
Circa 1550 CE - 1650 CE

School or Style

Ottoman

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

Fritware

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

  • Text: ‘PANEL OF DAMASCUS TILES 16TH - 17TH CENT. GIVEN BY THE FRIENDS OF THE FITZWILLIAM, 1909’
  • 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: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 26 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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