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Current Location: In storage


Probably Unknown (Potter)


Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, white and purple under a crazed colourless glaze
Shape: roughly square with slightly bevelled edges
Upper surface: a tri-coloured band frames a central white lobbed arch with spandrels containing white leaves reserved on a purple ground. Within the arch and outlined in black, a floral spray incorporating white and purple lotus flowers and turquoise, black buds and split palmette leaves are reserved on a blue background.
Lower surface: undecorated but with plaster adhered to the surface.


History note: Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr. Bonney, F.R.S.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.5 cm
Height: 18.8 cm
Width: 19.2 cm

Relative size of this object

19.2 cm18.8 cm2.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria
  • Jerusalem ⪼ Levant

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1924-02-05) by Bonney, Dr


Mid-16th Century
Production date: circa AD 1550


Syrian, Jerusalem

School or Style


Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( in blue, manganese, turquoise, with black outlines)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, white and purple under a crazed colourless glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1924
Primary reference Number: 17538
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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