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Bowl: C.58-2019

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted with lustre
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a lustre band. On the upper body a frieze of lustre dots and scrolls is divided into panels by horizontal lines. On the lower body an inscription is painted. In the roundel a seated figures wearing a hat and dotted robe holds a cup aloft in his right hand and is surrounded by scrolling palmettes, all reserved in lustre.
Exterior: the lustre band continues on the rim. On the body roundels, separated by paired vertical lines, contain scrolling half palmettes. The glaze runs unevenly onto the foot ring and covers the underside thinly.

Notes

History note: Found at Gurgan

Legal notes

Accepted by HM Government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme from the Ades Family and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2019

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Weight: 288 g
Width: 18 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Find spot

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2019-07-01) by Ades Family

Dating

12th Century, Late
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE

Note

Monumental style

School or Style

Seljuk

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Exterior composed of glaze ( white, runs unevenly onto the foot ring and covers the underside thinly)
Rim Diameter 18 cm
Base Diameter 5.9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Arabic script (thuluth)

  • Location: Interior lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: small black rectangular paper

  • Text: ‘57’
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: ‘40’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white circular paper label

  • Text: ‘Lent by / R.Ades, 1948 / No. 45’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: ‘13/99 Ades’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.58-2019
Primary reference Number: 71042
Old object number: AL.45-1948
Previous ID: AL.14-1983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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