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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome covered in a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in turquoise, olive green, blue, brown and black under a cracked and slightly pitted, colourless glaze in which air bubbles are visible.
Shape: roughly rectangular with slightly bevelled edges on the upper and lower sides
Upper side: polychrome floral spray dominates the surface, centred on a large tulip with white dots and a rose in bud, the later is clasped with another rosette using an agrafe. Blue doted saz leaves with green central stems frame the spray, while turquoise cloud bands protrude from the upper edge.
Underside: undecorated but impressed to improve adhesion qualities and partly covered with wall plaster.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lady Courtney of Penwith

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.8 cm
Height: 25.1 cm
Weight: 2151 g
Width: 24.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1929-05-29) by Lady Courtney of Penwith


Late 16th/17th Century
Circa 1560 CE - Circa 1699 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( pitted, colourless)
Upper Surface composed of pigment ( turquoise, olive green, blue, brown and black)

Materials used in production

buff Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in turquoise, olive green, blue, brown and black under a cracked and slightly pitted, colourless glaze in which air bubbles are visible

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1929
Primary reference Number: 17536
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 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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