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Jug: C.110-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Frtiware coated in a white and colourless glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white and colourless glaze, painted with lustre.
Shape: bi-conical body with collared neck and plain rim sits on a narrow, flaring foot ring. Strap handle with thumb rest, attached to the rim and body.
Exterior: a frieze of diagonal lines on the neck is enclosed above and below by lustre bands. On the body panels contain seated figures reserved in lustre, these panels alternate with vertical bands of dots and scrolls. The handle is painted with lustre and a pseudo-calligraphic band, on the body the panel to which the handle is attached is painted with scrolling half-palmettes. Glaze runs over the foot ring unevenly, forming droplets.
Interior: painted with a band of lustre, coated with a thin, colourless glaze.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.2 cm
Weight: 527 g
Width: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

14.5 cm15.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( colourless)
Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, runs over the foot ring unevenly, forming droplets)
Interior Rim composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Base Diameter 6.5 cm
Rim Diameter 9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white and colourless glaze, painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), '161' (hand written), '82' (pencil, crossed through on the right hand side), ‘84’ (pencil, encircled on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto object surface

  • Text: 161
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.110-1935
Primary reference Number: 71320
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.161
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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