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Jar: C.153-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, carved and coated in a turquoise glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown but carved on the body, coated in a turquoise glaze.
Shape: globular body on a low foot ring ascends via a carination to a tubular neck that narrows slightly to an everted bead rim.
Exterior: on the shoulder oval lozenges are carved into the surface providing a faceted effect. Coated in a turquoise glaze, which covers the surface to the lower body and runs unevenly over the foot ring.
Interior: the neck is coated with glaze, otherwise undecorated.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.3 cm
Weight: 455 g
Width: 13.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century, Late-13th Century, Early#
Circa 1170 - Circa 1220

Note

Possibly imitating a glass or metal object – especially in relation to the faceted surface on the shoulder

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior Neck composed of glaze ( turquoise, run over surface unevenly)
Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Base Diameter 6.7 cm
Rim Diameter 7.6 cm
Exterior Shoulder

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown but carved on the body, coated in a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: written directly onto vessel surface

  • Text: ‘72’ and ‘14’, both encircled
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.153-1935
Primary reference Number: 72174
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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