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Jug: C.52-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

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.

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: 22 cm
Weight: 1036 g
Width: 18.1 cm

Relative size of this object

18.1 cm22 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Gurgan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th or early 13th century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

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
Handle

Materials used in production

Fritware

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

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

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

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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