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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in four colours under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green, turquoise and black under a colourless glaze.
Forms part of a panel comprising twenty three tiles. A large roughly square tile, which forms part of a 5th row, joins with larger tile (C.4F-1928) and also includes fragments (C.4V-1928, C.4W-1928, C.4U-1928, C.4T-1928, C.4L-1928 and C.4Q-1928). This tile probably formed the edge of the original panel.
Upper surface: the tiles on the lower four rows are all decorated with a similar pattern comprising festooned manderolas linked by sinuous stems, both outlined in black, bordered with turquoise and containing floral sprays reserved in blue with green or turquoise. The surrounding area is filed with vine leaves, bunches of grapes and flowers including tulips painted in blue or green with turquoise highlights. On the lower edge a palmette frieze in blue, green and turquoise with black outlines is painted.
Lower surface: undecorated except for splashes of glaze and areas of plaster

Notes

History note: Willaim Morris; Morris & Co.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.5 cm
Height: 24 cm
Weight: 2430 g
Width: 26.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928-06-04) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

16th Century, Late
Circa 1574 CE - Circa 1599 CE

School or Style

Ottoman

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( in blue, green, turquoise, with black outlines)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4E-1928
Primary reference Number: 28893
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 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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