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Dish: C.15-1968

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in white slip and painted in brown and green under a clear glaze

Pinkish fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in brown and green under a clear glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with slightly angled plain rim sitting on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: covering the entire surface oval cartouche outlined in green containing brown ‘wave scrolls’ in between which are small irregular areas of brown cross hatching. On the rim, half cartouche alternate with whole cartouche, whereas on the body in the spaces between whole cartouche, further brown ‘wave scrolls’ are painted.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of scallops and spirals are painted in brown and highlighted with green. The glaze is slightly pitted and covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Given by Lady Barlow

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm
Weight: 888 g
Width: 30.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1968) by Barlow, Lady


Late 16th/17th Century
Circa 1575 CE - 1675 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( green, brown)
Interior composed of pigment ( green, brown)
Base Diameter 15.3 cm
Rim Diameter 30.6 cm

Materials used in production

clear, slightly pitted on exterior covering the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze
white Slip

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in brown and green under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-1968
Primary reference Number: 72142
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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