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Jug: C.70-2019

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, incised under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, incised under a cracked turquoise glaze
Shape: cylindrical neck with slightly everted rim descends, via a collar, onto a globular pear-shaped body on a low foot ring. A strap handle, with small thumb rest on the highest point, is attached to the neck and upper body.
Exterior: incised on the shoulder a band of scrolling lines, often forming roughly triangular shapes, are contained within concentric lines. Carved on the handle, a line of circles may imitate metalwork forms. The glaze runs over the lower body unevenly, terminating in places in large droplets.
Interior: covered unevenly with glaze, otherwise undecorated.


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: 19.1 cm
Weight: 664 g
Width: 16.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late-13th Century, Early#
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1258 CE

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Components of the work

Rim Diameter 11.1 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production

turquoise Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, incised under a cracked turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label printed in black

  • Text: ‘62’.
  • Location: Underside of the foot ring
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-2019
Primary reference Number: 71061
Previous ID: AL.3-1976
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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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