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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, black, red and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: roughly square tile with slightly bevelled edges on the upper and lower sides.
Upper side: a turquoise line is painted on the lower edge and a spandrel in the right hand corner is reserved in red with a section of a flower head in the corner. Dominating the surface, an Arabic inscription is outlined in black and reserved in blue with red used to colour the enclosed areas of the letters.
Underside: undecorated

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.6 cm
Height: 26.8 cm
Weight: 1636 g
Width: 27.5 cm

Relative size of this object

27.5 cm26.8 cm1.6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Second half of 16th century - 17th century
Circa 1560 CE - Circa 1699 CE

Note

Turkish, Isnik

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( blue, black, red and turquoise) glaze ( colourless)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: outlined in black and reserved in blue

  • Text: Arabic inscription, identifiable letters include س ك و
  • Location: Upper surface
  • Method of creation: Painted under the glaze
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.114-1912
Primary reference Number: 17573
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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