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Jug: C.412-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Buff fritware with blue glaze

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, and coated with a slightly crazed blue glaze.
Shape: Everted rim and long, straight neck descends onto a bulbous body sitting on a small, low foot ring base. A strap handle with thumb rest (on the highest section) is joined to at the neck and body.
Exterior: Undecorated except for a thick blue glaze, which is slightly darker at the join between neck and body. The foot ring is covered unevenly with glaze, in places it has pooled in drips while elsewhere the surface is left uncovered.
Interior: Neck and upper body are coated with the same thick blue glaze while the remainder is coated with a thinner version of the same blue glaze.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.0 cm
Weight: 460 g
Width: 14.1 cm

Relative size of this object

14.1 cm14 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

12th-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Base Diameter 6.5 cm
Rim Diameter 8.5 cm
Exterior
Interior

Materials used in production

blue, crazed, uneven coverage on external base and internal body Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated with a blue glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: paper circular label with serrated edge

  • Text: 539/c
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink fading to purple
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: barely legible

  • Text: 102 C
  • Location: Surface of exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular card tie on label

  • Text: ISCER/560
  • Location: Attached to handle
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.412-1991
Primary reference Number: 29170
Packing number: ISCER 560
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 March 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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