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Bowl: C.175-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in a white slip painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in blue with black outlines under a colourless glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with tall cylindrical sides, terminating in a lightly bracketed rim, sits on a low foot ring.
Interior: on the lower body a frieze of bracketed arcades are filled with a flower and scrolling leaves. In the roundel a qilin stands on a hillock, reserved in blue on a background of lotus flowers and leaves. Glaze covers the surface unevenly on one section of the lower body.
Exterior: on the lower body a frieze with bracketed upper section contains storks amongst flowering lotus pants and cloud scrolls, all reserved in blue. Black concentric lines painted on the foot ring. Black seal mark painted in black on the underside of the foot ring. Glaze covers the surface, unevenly in places, except on the rim of the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.4 cm
Weight: 3426 cm
Width: 38.5 cm

Relative size of this object

38.5 cm21.4 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

  • Mashad ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

School or Style

Safavid

Components of the work

Exterior Lower Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) Interior Lower Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) Exterior Foot composed of pigment ( black) Base Diameter 14.8 cm
Rim Diameter 38.5 cm
Exterior Base

Materials used in production

colourless Glaze white Slip Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in blue with black outlines under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating) Slip-coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted under the glaze

  • Text: seal mark
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.175-1935
Primary reference Number: 72561
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
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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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