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Dish: C.15-1916

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Production: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, blue, sage green and black under colourless, slightly pitted, glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a foliated flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim below a bracketed black line, a rock wave pattern is painted in blue, black and green. On the body, a polychrome floral spray incorporates flowers and saz leaves, the latter splitting two carnations.
Exterior: a bracketed black line is painted below the rim. On the body, a frieze of three blue tulips in a spray alternate with green and blue rosettes, both outlined in black. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm
Weight: 1250 g
Width: 31.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-12-15) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Third quarter of 16th century
Circa 1560 - Circa 1565


Floral style

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Rim/body composed of pigment ( blue, green, black)
Interior composed of pigment ( red slip, blue, sage green and black)
Base Diameter 16.7 cm
Rim Diameter 31.6 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, slightly pitted, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, blue, sage green and black under colourless, slightly pitted, glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-1916
Primary reference Number: 72133
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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