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Bowl: C.74-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

  • Bowl
  • Category: Islamic pottery
  • Category: underglaze painted ware

Categories

Description

Fritware painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze
Shape: carinated bowl with a plain rim, sits on a narrow, slightly flaring foot ring
Interior: a black dentilated pattern is reserved in blue on the rim and upper neck. A black, leafy wreath on the body encircles a black rosette, incorporating cross-hatched leaves, which is reserved in blue on the base.
Exterior: black water weed style leaves are painted on the body. The glaze covers the surface, running unevenly onto the foot ring.

Notes

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 cm
Weight: 197 g
Width: 15.1 cm

Relative size of this object

15.1 cm8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( colourless, runs unevenly onto the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( transparent, white)
Rim Diameter 15.1 cm
Base Diameter 6.4 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Fritware : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black and blue under a transparent white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with red printed border

  • Text: ‘Lent by R. Ades, 1948, No. 69’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: ‘81’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74-2019
Primary reference Number: 71097
Old object number: AL.68-1948
Previous ID: AL.8-1983
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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