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Tile: C.42-1924

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, blue, black and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: rectangular border tile with bevelled edges on the underside
Upper side: a turquoise border is painted on the upper and lower edges. A scrolling pattern of split palmettes, and ‘fleur de lys’ shaped palmettes, is reserved in red slip with black outlines and articulation in blue.
Under side: undecorated

Legal notes

Given by Mrs E.L. Calverley

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.6 cm
Height: 9.5 cm
Length: 14.6 cm
Weight: 266 g

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late
Circa 1580 CE - Circa 1595 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff-coloured Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label

  • Text: Given by Mrs E.L. Caverley
  • Location: Underside
  • Method of creation: Hand written in blue
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1924
Primary reference Number: 17575
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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