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Bowl: C.98-2019

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white glaze painted in turquoise, blue and lustre

Fritware, mould made, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze with lustre.
Shape: twelve sided carinated bowl, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted blue. On the body panels radiate from the roundel, these are defined by blue or turquoise lines and contain alternately pseudo calligraphic lustre bands above palmettes, or birds reserved in lustre or dotted lines around 'H' shapes. In the roundel a seated figure in front of a low table stacked with fruits, is reserved on a lustred ground and surrounded by dotted palmettes.
Exterior: the rim is painted blue. On the body panels contain further dotted lines around 'H' shapes. Glaze runs over the lower body unevenly, covering the top of the foot ring.


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: 9.7 cm
Width: 21.4 cm

Relative size of this object

21.4 cm9.7 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


Late 13th Century
Circa 1260 CE - Circa 1299 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise) oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Exterior Rim composed of pigment ( blue)
Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, runs over the lower body unevenly, covering the top of the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 21.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white label

  • Text: 133
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.98-2019
Primary reference Number: 71070
Previous ID: AL.49-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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