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Bowl: C.94-2019

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white glaze painted with blue and lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white, slightly pitted glaze painted under the glaze with blue and over the glaze with lustre.
Shape: carinated bowl with plain rim on a flaring foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with lustre above a band of blue. On the body, a pseudo calligraphic band, surrounded by scrolls, is painted in lustre. The base is divided into quadrants by blue, 'V' shapes emanating from a central star, both containing peacocks eyes and scrolls in lustre. Within the quadrants birds in flight are reserved on a lustred ground incised with scrolls.
Exterior: the rim is painted with a lustre band. On the body, vertical dashes are painted above further lustre bands, one of which is scalloped. Glaze runs over the surface of the foot ring unevenly.


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: 5.3 cm
Weight: 88 g
Width: 10.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


Kashan style

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue) oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Exterior composed of glaze ( white, runs over the surface of the foot ring unevenly)
Rim Diameter 10.1 cm
Base Diameter 4.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white, slightly pitted glaze painted under the glaze with blue and over the glaze with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular black paper label

  • Text: 82
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: 108
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.94-2019
Primary reference Number: 71050
Previous ID: AL.18-1983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 May 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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