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Jug: C.52-2019

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware covered with a turquoise glaze

Fritware, moulded under a turquoise glaze
Shape: globular body ascending via a carination onto a cylindrical neck; sits on a foot ring. A strap handle with small thumb rest is attached to the neck and upper body.
Exterior: decoration is moulded, on the neck in the form of a lozenge and star shape pattern and on the body as angular trefoils of alternating orientation. Glaze runs over the surface, contains rare splashes of blue and terminates on the foot ring.
Interior: undecorated, except for the glaze which covers the upper neck thickly and the remainder of the interior more thinly.


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: 22 cm
Weight: 1036 g
Width: 18.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century-13th Century, Early
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1220 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise containing rare splashes of blue, terminates on the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise, covering the upper neck thickly and the remainder of the interior more thinly.)
Base Diameter 10.2 cm
Rim Diameter 11.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, moulded under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label printed in black

  • Text: ‘52’.
  • Location: Underside of the foot ring
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Oval cream paper label printed in black, with '66' and '50' hand written

  • Text: ‘ORIENTAL CERAMIC SOC. / 19… / EXHIBITN’; ‘66’ (in the centre) and ‘50’ (after the printed ‘19’).
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.52-2019
Primary reference Number: 71053
Previous ID: AL.2-1976
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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

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