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Dish: C.16-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with foliated and angled flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: one the rim, between two blue bracketed lines, a rock wave pattern is painted in green and black and outlined in blue. On the body, arched floral sprays of rose branches, carnations and hyacinths enclose a central red lobbed medallion containing an arabesque reserved in green.
Exterior: a blue bracketed line is painted below the rim. On the body blue paired tulips alternate with green and red rosettes. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.


History note: Possible former owner: Henry Durlacher

Legal notes

T. H. Riches Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Weight: 1002 g
Width: 29.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


16th Century, Late
Circa 1570 CE - Circa 1590 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, red and green)
Interior composed of pigment ( red slip, emerald green, blue and black)
Base Diameter 15.8 cm
Rim Diameter 29.8 cm

Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16-1950
Primary reference Number: 72325
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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