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Bowl: C.145-1935

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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 black, white, blue, grey and red and gilded.
Shape: shallow carinated bowl with collared neck, sits on a high, flaring foot ring.
Interior: blue dentillated pattern on the rim, while on the neck a black band is painted with a white floriated kufic inscription. On the base, white arabesques radiate from a white central rosette, both filled with red or blue and with small areas of gilding.
Exterior: black naskhi inscription painted on the neck. Glaze runs over the surface, terminating evenly on the foot ring.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Weight: 368 g
Width: 19.7 cm

Relative size of this object

19.7 cm8 cm What does this represent?

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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 - 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, white, blue, grey and red) glaze ( turquoise)
Exterior Neck composed of pigment ( black)
Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, terminating evenly on the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 19.7 cm
Base Diameter 7.5 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white floriated kufic inscription painted on a black band

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

Inscription present: painted in black over the glaze

  • Location: Exterior neck
  • 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), '32' hand written in black ink, ‘113’, hand written in pencil (encircled and crossed through on the left hand side) and ‘122’ (crossed through 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 the surface of the object

  • Text: 32
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 11
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.145-1935
Primary reference Number: 72024
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.32
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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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