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Tile panel: C.3-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, mould made, painted in blue and green with touches of turquoise and black outlines, all under a clear glaze
Shape: rectangular panel comprising six, roughly square, tiles arranged in rows of two, enclosed by an ebonised wood frame
Upper surface: all decoration is reserved in blue. A repeating pattern of double-handled vases decorated with an arabesque and containing a floral spray is bisected by each tile edge. One quarter of a floral wreath and rosette occupies each corner of the tiles, forming a complete circle or flower head at the centre of the assembled panel.
Lower surface: not visible due to mounting on wall.


History note: Willaim Morris; Morris & Co.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 76 cm
Width: 50 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria ⪼ Levant

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928-06-04) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Mid 16th-17th Century
Circa 1550 CE - Circa 1699 CE


Syrian, Damascus

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( clear) slip ( white)
Frame composed of ebonized wood Width 3.5 cm
Tile - Top Right Height 23.2 cm Width 19 cm
Tile - Bottom Left Height 23.5 cm Width 23.7 cm
Tile - Middle Left Height 23.5 cm Width 23.7 cm
Tile - Bottom Right Height 23.7 cm Width 18.5 cm
Tile - Middle Right Height 24 cm Width 19 cm
Tile - Top Left Height 24 cm Width 23.8 cm
Upper Surface

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue and green with touches of turquoise and black outlines, all under a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Inscribed in gold lettering

  • Location: On frame
  • Method of creation: Stencilled
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1928
Primary reference Number: 17533
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 9 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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