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Fragment: C.147-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted in blue, turquoise, brown, black, red and gilded

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, with a white opaque crazed glaze painted in the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze in brown, black, red and leaf gilded.
Shape: round cut sherd entire foot ring
Interior: partial picture of two confronted mounted horses either side of a tree with an animal clinging to the trunk. Only the heads of the horses, part of the body of the rider and the lower branches of the tree are visible. The figures, animals and tree trunk are all outlined in black with black features. One horse is painted black and the other blue, while the animal at the tree trunk is brown. The tree trunk is outlined in black and coloured turquoise while the branches are dotted with blue, black and red dots.
Exterior: undecorated except for a white glaze even on underside of foot ring, thinner than on interior of fragment.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.3 cm
Weight: 76 g
Width: 8.2 cm

Relative size of this object

8.2 cm2.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1180 - 1219

School or Style

Seljuk

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of gold leaf ( gilding on selected areas) pigment ( turquoise, blue (in-glaze) red, black, brown (over-glaze)) glaze ( white, slightly crazed)
Exterior composed of glazing (coating) ( white, slightly crazed, even on underside of foot ring, thinner than on interior of fragment)
Base Diameter 7.3 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, with a white opaque crazed glaze painted in the glaze in blue and turquoise and over the glaze in brown, black, red and leaf gilded

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) "107" (hand written in black); "109, 127 " (hand written in pencil and crossed out)
  • Location: Underside base (inside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Hand written in black ink directly onto vessel surface, partially obscured by labels

  • Text: No./09
  • Location: Underside base (inside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written in pencil directly onto vessel surface, partially obscured by labels

  • Text: 101
  • Location: Underside base (inside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.147-1935
Primary reference Number: 72055
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.107
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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