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Bottle: C.42-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown and moulded, coated in white pitted glaze painted with lustre.
Shape: globular body, tapering towards a foot ring base. A collared neck ascending to a lobbed cup shaped mouth.
Exterior: on the rim a lustre band is incised with an inscription above lustre palmettes, while on the neck dotted ovals are reserved in lustre. On the upper body half palmettes on circling stems are reserved on a lustred ground incised with scrolls. At the mid point on the body, two bands of nashkh inscription are painted in lustre or incised through a lustre band. On the lower body a chain stripe pattern is painted in lustre above a band. Glaze covers the lower body unevenly, terminating on the foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a lustre band, on the mouth a kufic inscription is painted in lustre. Glaze terminates on the mouth.

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: 25.1 cm
Weight: 749 g
Width: 16.3 cm

Relative size of this object

16.3 cm25.1 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

Note

Kashan style

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, covers the lower body unevenly, terminating on the foot ring)
Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, terminates on the mouth)
Rim Diameter 7.2 cm
Base Diameter 8.2 cm
Body
Mouth

Materials used in production

Fritware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-2019
Primary reference Number: 71058
Previous ID: AL.27-1948
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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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