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Jug: C.126-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a turquoise glaze painted in polychrome and gilded

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in turquoise glaze painted in red, green, black, blue and white and gilded.
Shape: inverted pear shaped jug on a flaring foot ring and topped with a cylindrical neck. A strap handle is attached to the neck and upper body.
Exterior: on the rim a black dentillated pattern is painted above a naskhi inscription, reserved in black. On the neck, a frieze of seated figures wearing red blue or green hats and patterned robes with gold arm bands are surrounded by cintimani in red, white, green and blue. The figures in red robes hold a cup in an out-stretched hand. On the shoulder a kufic style inscription is painted in black above a white cable patterns, containing red or blue lozenges. On the body, a frieze of stylised red flower buds, surrounded by red and white dots, are separated by red and black linear, horizontal arabesques. The handle is painted with broad horizontal black lines flanked by thin red lines. Glaze pools slightly on the lower body, terminating unevenly on the foot ring.
Interior: turquoise glaze covers the surface, otherwise undecorated.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.6 cm
Weight: 627 g
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( red, green, black, blue and white) gold leaf ( small areas of gilding) glaze ( turquoise, pools slightly on the lower body, terminating unevenly on the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 15.5 cm
Base Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in turquoise glaze painted in red, green, black, blue and white and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: reserved in black

  • Location: Exterior neck
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: painted in black

  • Location: Exterior shoulder
  • Method of creation: Hand painted
  • Type: Inscription

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '131' hand written in black ink
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: in pencil, directly onto the object surface

  • Text: 131
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.126-1935
Primary reference Number: 71687
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.131
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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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