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Dish: C.46-2019

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Pink fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with lustre.
Shape: conical bowl with everted, flange rim. Sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim and upper body inscriptions are, respectively, incised through a lustre band or painted in lustre. In a roundel, on the body and base, two rows of seated figures wear headdresses and robes adorned with a variety of patterns including lustre jewel like motifs and scrolls or crosses and scrolls incised through lustre. These figures are reserved on a lustred ground containing half palmettes and incised with scrolls. Below the figures, separated a scalloped band, three fishes swim on a lustred ground which is also incised with spirals.
Exterior: on the body palmette leaves are painted in lustre and enclosed by lustre bands on the rim and lower body. Glaze covers the surface to the lower body, running onto the foot ring in places.


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: 8.8 cm
Weight: 1018 g
Width: 35 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

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 Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, covers the surface to the lower body, running onto the foot ring in places)
Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Base Diameter 13.2 cm
Rim Diameter 35 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pink fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: incised through a lustre band or painted in lustre

  • Location: Interior rim and upper body
  • Method of creation: Painted, inscied
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: white rectangular label

  • Text: 22
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46-2019
Primary reference Number: 71075
Previous ID: AL.55-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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