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Tile: C.120-1950

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome covered with a colourless glaze

Buff fritware, mould made painted in blue, emerald green and red slip with black outlines covered with a clear, slightly pitted glaze.
Decoration: a central red vase with floral decoration is surrounded by scrolling vines bearing saz leaves overlain with a prunus branch and flowers including carnations. Vegetation is painted in blue, red and green with leaves and petals painted in distinctive light blue with darker blue dots.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mr T.H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.2 cm
Length: 22.8 cm
Weight: 1432 g
Width: 24.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950-07-20) by Riches, Thomas Henry


16th Century, Late
Circa 1570 CE - Circa 1595 CE


Turkish, Isnik

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff-coloured Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware, mould made, painted in blue, emerald green and red slip with black outlines covered with a colourless, slightly pitted glaze.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.120-1950
Primary reference Number: 17595
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 21 December 2023 Last processed: Thursday 21 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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