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Ewer: C.61-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, mould made, coated in white glaze painted with lustre.
Shape: fluted cylindrical body, carinated at the shoulder ascending onto a collared neck with bead rim and rectangular spout. Sits on a low foot ring; a strap handle is attached to the neck and shoulder.
Exterior: on the neck and spout a frieze of palmette leaves is enclosed by concentric lustre bands and a cable pattern. On the shoulder, painted in lustre, an inscription is surrounded by scrolls, while on the upper body another inscription is incised through a lustre band. On the body vertical panels are filled, alternately, with a lustre inscription or lustre bands inscribed with palmette leaves. The handle is decorated with a cable pattern and flanked by solid panels, both painted in lustre. Glaze terminates unevenly on the exterior foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a band of lustre, glaze covers the surface to the upper neck.


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: 1405 g
Width: 16 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

Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, terminates unevenly on the exterior foot ring)
Interior Rim composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Interior Neck/rim composed of glaze ( white, covers the surface to the upper neck)
Base Diameter 10.7 cm
Rim Diameter 10 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in white glaze painted with lustre

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.61-2019
Primary reference Number: 71055
Previous ID: AL.22-1948
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Audit data

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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