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Tankard: C.19-2009

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a clear glaze

Description: fritware, wheel thrown and finely potted, painted in blue, yellow, purple, black, red and green under a clear glaze.
Shape: cylindrical body, slightly waisted with plain rim and flat base. A tubular handle is attached to the body.
Exterior: on the rim panels are separated yellow or black horizontal lines and containing, alternately, black diagonal crosses surrounded by dots or stylised polychrome floral sprays. On the body, polychrome, highly stylised angels’ heads are painted in vertical friezes separated by green vertical lines. On the handle a vertical frieze of floral spays. On the base a scar from a stacking device used during firing.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze, slightly pitted on the base.


History note: Raymond Ades; Mrs Raymond Ades

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Raymond Ades

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Weight: 338 g
Width: 13.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Kutahiya ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, yellow, purple, black, red and green)
Rim Diameter 9.8 cm
Base Diameter 9.9 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown and finely potted, painted in blue, yellow, purple, black, red and green under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted under the glaze

  • Text: two sets of parallel lines containing two back to back ‘U’ shapes
  • Location: Exterior base (underside)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black under the glaze
  • Type: Inscription

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

  • Text: red linear border (printed), Lent by R.Ades, 1948, No.101 (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside)
  • Method of creation: Printed in red, hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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

  • Text: 49 M
  • Location: Exterior base (underside)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-2009
Primary reference Number: 71027
Old object number: AL.101-1948
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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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