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Tile: C.200-1932

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

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

Relative size of this object

23.2 cm23.2 cm2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Probably 17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

Note

Syrian, Damascus

School or Style

Ottoman

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

Fritware

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: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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