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Dish: C.11-1909

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Earthenware, coated in a white slip. Painted on the interior in three colours under a clear glaze; turquoise glazed exterior.

Earthenware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip. Painted on the interior in black, blue and green under a clear glaze and with a turquoise glazed exterior.
Shape: lightly carinated bowl with a flange rim, sits on a disc base
Interior: radiating from a central polychrome rosette, a swirling pattern of blue vegetal fronds is separated by off-white curving lines, all reserved in blue. A narrow band of blurred, blue scrolling vegetation is painted on the neck, while on the rim a wider band of scrolling half palmettes is outlined in green and reserved in blue. Glaze forms droplets on one section of the rim, three scars from a tripod staking device used in the kiln are evident on the base.
Exterior: Undecorated except for turquoise glaze, which terminates unevenly on the lower body.

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm
Weight: 1728 g
Width: 32.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1909) by Kalebijian, Paris


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1899 CE

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, green and black) glaze ( clear) slip ( white)
Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Base Diameter 10.5 cm
Rim Diameter 32.1 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip. Painted on the interior in black, blue and green under a clear glaze and with a turquoise glazed exterior.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1909
Primary reference Number: 71342
Old object number: Formerly 156-1909
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 August 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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