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Bowl: C.100-2019

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, wheel thrown, incised and coated in a turquoise glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, incised and coated in a turquoise glaze
Shape: conical bowl with gently concave sides, a plain rim, with one slight indent, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: incised on the upper body are a series of concentric lines between which scrolling lines are enclosed within spandrels. Glaze pools slightly in the base and displays slight splashes of blue on the body
Exterior: Turquoise glaze runs over the surface terminating unevenly on the lower body.

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: 342 g
Width: 18.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

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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 1170 CE - 1220 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( one small area of blue) glazing (coating) ( turquoise)
Exterior Body composed of glazing (coating) ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 18.8 cm
Base Diameter 7.2 cm
Interior Neck

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, incised and coated in turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white rectangular label

  • Text: 64
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the object surface

  • Text: possibly ‘32’ or ‘٦٤’
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: black rectangular label

  • Text: 7
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.100-2019
Primary reference Number: 71077
Previous ID: AL.57-1948
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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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