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Bowl: C.90-2019

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware bowl, wheel thrown and carved under a cracked turquoise glaze with slight imperfections causing pin prick holes.
Shape: conical bowl with slight carination in the upper body, sits on a foot ring. Rim displays slight indents.
Interior: on the body two sets of vertical lines radiate towards the rim, the upper set are enclosed by concentric lines and are longer, more deeply carved and more closely spaced than the lower set.
Exterior: Undecorated except for glaze which terminates unevenly on the lower body, where droplets are formed.


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: 8.6 cm
Weight: 313 g
Width: 17.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, second half
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1199 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise, terminating unevenly on the lower body, where droplets are formed)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 17.6 cm
Base Diameter 6.3 cm
Interior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown and carved under a cracked turquoise glaze with slight imperfections causing pin prick holes

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular black paper label, printed in white

  • Text: '6'
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label, printed in black

  • Text: ‘47’
  • Location: Underside of the foot ring
  • Method of creation: Printed

Inscription present: hand written in pencil

  • Text: ‘36’
  • Location: Underside of the foot ring
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-2019
Primary reference Number: 71062
Previous ID: AL.3-1983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 May 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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