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Bottle: C.54-2019

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a turquoise glaze painted with lustre and red

Fritware, wheel thrown and mould made, coated in a turquoise glaze painted with lustre and red.
Shape: globular body, descending via a collar onto a narrow foot ring. Narrow cylindrical, collared neck ascending onto a cup shaped mouth decorated with pointed bosses.
Exterior: the rim is decorated with a lustre band (almost worn away) outlined with a red. On the body, the remains of a pattern of lustre split palmette scrolls are outlined with red. Glaze runs over the surface and terminates unevenly on the foot ring.
Interior: visible surface covered with glaze


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: 17.5 cm
Weight: 280 g
Width: 10.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Central Asia

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Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Late
Circa 1256 CE - Circa 1299 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) pigment ( red) glaze ( turquoise, terminates unevenly on the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 3.1 cm
Base Diameter 5.3 cm
Neck And Rim

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: 51
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.54-2019
Primary reference Number: 71043
Previous ID: AL.15-1976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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