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Jar: C.11-1923

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, painted in blue under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in dark blue under a transparent crazed turquoise glaze
Exterior: neck is painted with three concentric lines. On the shoulder a frieze of circles, containing diagonal curving lines and dots, amongst feathery leaves and dotted triangles. On the body a groups of triangles containing solid triangles hang from a pair of concentric lines; these groups are separated by feathery scrolls from which pseudo-tassel marks are suspended. Glaze covers the body with varying thickness, gathering in droplets on the lower body and foot ring. Splashes of glaze cover the underside of the foot ring.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.9 cm
Weight: 1229 g
Width: 18.9 cm

Relative size of this object

18.9 cm19.9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

18th century
Circa 1700 - 1799

School or Style

Safavid Qajar

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( dark blue) Base Diameter 10.3 cm
Rim Diameter 10.9 cm

Materials used in production

turquoise, transparent, crazed, covers the exterior body with varying thickness, gathering in droplets on the lower body and foot ring. Splashes of glaze cover the underside of the foot ring Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in dark blue under a transparent crazed turquoise glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: suspended from feathery scrolls

  • Text: pseudo-tassel mark
  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in blue
  • Type: Painter's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1923
Primary reference Number: 71346
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Jar" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/71346 Accessed: 2022-08-17 03:18:25

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