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Bowl: C.158-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

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

Red fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze in blue, over the glaze in red and brown and gilded.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a narrow foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a red and blue band. On the body a radiating panel design comprises a blue cross, outlined with red containing vertical lines of gold lozenges surrounded by red or brown circles and scrolling tendrils. Within the arms of the cross lobbed triangular cartouches contain further circles and dots, all painted in red or brown.
Exterior: on the rim a blue band is painted above brown lines which radiate towards the base, imitating a lotus petal design. Glaze runs over the surface terminating unevenly on the foot ring.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Weight: 218 g
Width: 15.8 cm

Relative size of this object

15.8 cm7.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1250 CE - 1399 CE

Note

Central Asia

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue (underglaze), brown (overglaze)) glaze ( white, terminating unevenly on the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue (underglaze), red, brown (overglaze)) glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 15.8 cm
Base Diameter 4.7 cm
Exterior Rim

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze in blue, over the glaze in red and brown and gilded

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '119' hand written in black ink, ‘118’, hand written in pencil (encircled on the left hand side) and ‘113’ (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: pink paper label with serrated edges

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Printed, stamped
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.158-1935
Primary reference Number: 72259
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.119
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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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