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Bowl: C.3-2011

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Fritware, painted in black and incised under a turquoise glaze.

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black and incised under a turquoise glaze
Shape: conical bowl, sits on a low foot ring.
Interior: on the rim a black line is painted, while on the upper body a black band is incised with pseudo-script. On the lower body a wide frieze of black scallops, painted in alternating directions is framed above and below by thin concentric lines.
Exterior: undecorated except for the glaze, this covers the upper third of the body and terminates in droplets or thickened deposits. A few droplets of glaze are present on the lower body and base.

Legal notes

Given by Mr and Mrs Graham Canon

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm
Weight: 356 g
Width: 18.0 cm

Relative size of this object

18 cm8.4 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.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2011) by Canon, Graham, Mr and Mrs


12th – 14th century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style

Seljuk or Ilkhanid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise) Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise) Rim Diameter 18.0 cm
Base Diameter 7.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black and incised under a turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-2011
Primary reference Number: 187778
Entry form: 1046
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 18 July 2012 Updated: Wednesday 15 March 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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