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Bowl: C.94-2019

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

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.

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: 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

Dating

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

Note

Kashan style

School or Style

Seljuk

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

Fritware

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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