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Bowl: C.177-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, coated in a white and blue glaze decorated with blue and painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white and blue glaze decorated with blue and painted with lustre
Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim, sits on low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim a hunt scene of dogs and hares surrounded by scrolling vegetation are reserved in lustre. On the body decoration is contained by a blue line on the rim and four inter-connecting palmettes, outlined in blue, which form a star shape on the base. Reserved in lustre within these palmettes, horsemen are surrounded by scrolling half palmettes. Jewel like motifs, surrounded by dots and scrolls are painted in lustre in the spandrels between the blue palmettes, in the inter-connected sections and the star shape on the base.
Exterior: the rim is painted with a lustre band above lustre arabesques on the body. The glaze terminates unevenly on the exterior foot ring. The underside of the foot ring is lightly coated with blue glaze.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Weight: 336 g
Width: 20.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century, Late
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1200 CE

Note

Monumental style

School or Style

Seljuk

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Underside Foot Ring composed of glaze ( blue, lightly coated)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue) oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, transparent)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( white, terminates unevenly on the exterior foot ring)
Rim Diameter 20.8 cm
Base Diameter 7.9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white and blue glaze decorated with blue pigment and painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '67' hand written in black ink, ‘96’, hand written in pencil (crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the object surface

  • Text: ‘67’
  • Location: Exterior foot ring
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: pink rectangular label with serrated edge

  • Text: Arabic script (undeciphered), '66'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.177-1935
Primary reference Number: 72595
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.67
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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