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Ewer: C.60-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue and black, both have which have run, under a transparent turquoise glaze.
Shape: fluted cylindrical body with a carination at the shoulder leading to a spouted neck; tapers in the lower body toward a foot ring base. A strap handle with thumb rest is attached to the neck and shoulder.
Exterior: on the neck a two black palmettes flank the spout, which is decorated with a black cable pattern and black lines. Black scrolls are painted in the shoulder, while on the body the flutes are painted alternately with a black cable pattern and black fleurs de lys. Blue lines are painted either side of the flutes, on the shoulder and rim. The handle is painted with black lines and a black cable pattern. Impurities in the glaze leave small areas uncovered, particularly on the neck; otherwise the glaze covers to the exterior foot ring where it terminates unevenly.
Interior: blue pigment from the rim has run into the interior, otherwise undecorated except for turquoise glaze.

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: 35 cm
Weight: 1139 g
Width: 16.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( turquoise, impurities in the glaze leave small areas uncovered, particularly on the neck; otherwise covers to the exterior foot ring where it terminates unevenly)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 10.2 cm
Base Diameter 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue and black, both have which have run, under a transparent turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: black rectangular paper label

  • Text: 33
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: 125
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the object surface

  • Text: 24
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.60-2019
Primary reference Number: 71049
Previous ID: AL.18-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 February 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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