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Tankard and cover: C.18 & A-2009

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in polychrome under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown with elements hand made or carved. Finely potted, painted in red, blue, purple, yellow, black and green under a clear, crazed glaze
Shape: cylindrical with slight waisting, with a plain rim and sitting on a flat base. A tubular handle is applied to the body. The cover is circular and stepped with a pointed egg-shaped central handle; the interior has a stepped lip.
Tankard: around the rim panels, divided by yellow and purple vertical lines, containing alternately black diagonal crosses interspersed with dots, or mounds with sprouting flowers. On the body polychrome vertical friezes of stylised floral sprays separated by yellow vertical lines from winged stylised angels’ heads. On the handle, a vertical line of semi-circles in alternating colours. The underside is glazed, with three spur marks clearly visible resulting from use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln. Vessel displays signs of defection in manufacture namely a hole in the handle and a dent in the lower body.
Cover: two concentric friezes of polychrome stylised floral sprays, the lower incorporating ‘saz’ leaves. Decoration differs from that on the tankard, which may suggest that the cover belonged originally to a different vessel. Glaze covers underside except for the lip.

Notes

History note: Raymond Ades; Mrs Raymond Ades

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Raymond Ades

Measurements and weight

Weight: 425 g
Width: 14.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kutahiya ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2009) by Ades, Raymond, Mrs

Dating

18th century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 CE

School or Style

Ottoman

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 10.1 cm Diameter 10.2 cm
Base Diameter 10.4 cm
Tankard Height 12.2 cm
Cover Height 6.1 cm
Body And Cover Handles

Materials used in production

clear, crazed Glaze red, blue, purple, yellow, black and green Pigment Fritware

Techniques used in production

Glazing Painting underglaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted under the glaze

  • Text: doorway with lines sprouting from the arch, flanked by vertical lines
  • Location: Exterior base (underside) of tankard
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in manganese
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular label with red linear printed border adhered to the underside of the tankard

  • Text: red border (printed), Lent by R.Ades, 1948, No.100 (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside) of tankard
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label adhered to the underside of the tankard

  • Text: Collection A. Imbert, Rome/No, concentric lines around edge
  • Location: Exterior base (underside) of tankard
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label adhered to the underside of the tankard

  • Text: 47 M
  • Location: Exterior base (underside) of tankard
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand painted under the glaze

  • Text: black a stylised tulip head
  • Location: Interior cover (underside)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label adhered to the underside of the cover

  • Text: red border (printed), Lent by R.Ades, 1948, No.100 (hand written in black)
  • Location: Interior cover (underside)
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label adhered to the underside of cover

  • Text: 47 M
  • Location: Interior cover (underside)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 71026
Old object number: AL.100 & A-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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