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Plate: C.118-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in white or blue glaze painted with lustre or brown paint

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white, crazed or blue glaze painted with lustre or brown paint
Shape: slightly convex body ascending via a carination to a slightly inverted rim. Sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: a lustre-coloured band is painted on the rim; blue pigment from the exterior runs onto the interior rim surface. On the body, reserved on a lustre-coloured ground, a peacock decorated with dots, lines and scrolls is painted on a background of scrolling palmettes and half palmettes.
Exterior: a thin line of lustre is visible on the rim and accidentally applied dashes or dots of lustre are visible on the body. Blue glaze covers the lower body unevenly, with pitting on the lower section and running onto the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.7 cm
Weight: 348 g
Width: 19 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century, Late
19th Century-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE Circa 1850 CE - Circa 1925 CE

Note

Monumental style

School or Style

Seljuk
19th Century-20th Century, Early#

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, covers the lower body unevenly, with pitting on the lower section and running onto the foot ring) oxide colours ( lustre)
Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre or brown paint) glaze ( white, crazed)
Rim Diameter 19 cm
Base Diameter 7.4 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white, crazed or blue glaze painted with lustre or brown paint

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated lower edge

  • Text: 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), ‘26’ (hand written in black), ‘92’ (hand written in pencil, crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.118-1935
Primary reference Number: 71468
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.26
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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