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Tile: C.41-1924

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Buff fritware coated in a white slip painted in red, green and blue with black outlines covered in a clear, slightly pitted glaze.
Decoration: around the upper and right hand edge a border of rosettes, tulips and saz leaves painted in blue and green, all reserved in red. In the centre, a poly-lobbed arch filled with white could bands reserved in blue frames stemmed tulips and carnations painted in green blue and red on a white background.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs E.L. Calverley

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.6 cm
Length: 21.8 cm
Width: 21.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1924-12) by Calverley, E.L., Mrs


Last quarter of 16th century
Circa 1575 - 1600

School or Style


Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( blue, copper-green and sealing-wax red with black outlines) glaze ( clear, pitted) slip ( white)

Materials used in production

buff-coloured Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware coated in a white slip painted in red, green and blue with black outlines covered in a clear, slightly pitted glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 'June 1919/given 1924', ‘loaned by Cpt Hugh Calverley by Eabon Pl S.W.’ (crossed through)
  • Location: Reverse surface
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1924
Primary reference Number: 17574
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 July 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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