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Jug: C.161-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze
Shape: inverted pear-shaped body, sits on a low, wide foot ring. A strap handle was once attached to the body.
Exterior: on the upper body a frieze of diamond shaped formed by four black dots or dashes is interrupted by a group of six vertical blue lines near the handle, which radiate over the entire body. Concentric lines in blue and black are also broken by these vertical lines. Glaze runs over the surface, terminating unevenly on the foot ring.
Interior: Undecorated except for a few drops of glaze.

Legal notes

Purchased from the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Weight: 369 g
Width: 14.3 cm

Relative size of this object

14.3 cm12 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th/13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1299 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue and black) glaze ( turquoise, running over the surface and terminating unevenly on the foot ring.)
Base Diameter 7.2 cm
Rim Diameter 7.2 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge, a black rectangular border is printed around the edge

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed in black); below this “Brangwyn” is typed but barely visible. No other text can be seen on this label.
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written in pencil

  • Text: ‘RHAGES’
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.161-1935
Primary reference Number: 72307
Old number: BP.2?
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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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