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Tile: C.200-1932

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in four colours under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: roughly square tile with slightly bevelled edges
Upper surface: all decoration is outlined in black. A central festooned manderola, surrounded by radiating leaves, contains a floral spray clasped by an agrafe both reserved in green. This manderola is reserved against a blue background with blue flowers at the corners of the tile.
Lower surface: undecorated, with remains of plaster adhering to the surface.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2 cm
Height: 23.2 cm
Weight: 1929 g
Width: 23.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-10) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


17th Century?#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE


Syrian, Damascus

School or Style


Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( blue, pale green, turquoise, with black outlines)
Decoration composed of glaze ( colourless)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and turquoise under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: ‘FRANCES L. DICKSON’(reserved in black)
  • Location: Lower surface
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.200-1932
Primary reference Number: 17537
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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