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Dish: C.17-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in two shades of blue under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a slightly everted rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the cavetto a band of lappets interspersed with small ‘fleurs de lis’. On the body peonies, wheat sheaves and curled tip leaves are connected by curved stems and arranged symmetrically around a central knot pattern. Dent in roundel that occurred during production.
Exterior: a single band, of trefoil leaves and stylised peaches, is painted on the body between concentric lines below the rim and above the foot ring. Glaze covers the base except for the rim of the foot ring. Irregularity at one point on upper body that occurred during production.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mr T.H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Weight: 882 g
Width: 27.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1905-04-18) by Riches, Thomas Henry


16th Century, Late
Circa 1570 CE - Circa 1585 CE


Wheatsheaf style

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, 2 shades)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, 2 shades)
Base Diameter 14.9 cm
Rim Diameter 27.5 cm

Materials used in production

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

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably mould made, painted in two shades of blue under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1950
Primary reference Number: 72510
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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