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Dish: C.1777-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in white slip painted in four colours under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in black, red, green and blue under a clear glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with slightly angled plain rim sitting on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the lip a ‘rock wave’ pattern comprises black spirals and blue and green scallops. On the body, a polychrome, symmetrical floral spray springs from a grassy tuft and incorporates red carnations with red and green leaves and blue tulips. Between the flowers an arabesque is painted in blue and red.
Exterior: black scrolls on the body are highlighted with green or blue pigment. Glaze covers the exterior except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.4 cm
Weight: 978 g
Width: 29.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


16th Century, Late
Circa 1575 - 1580


Floral style

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue, green, red)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue, green)
Base Diameter 16 cm
Rim Diameter 29.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
white Slip

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in black, red, green and blue under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1777-1928
Primary reference Number: 72599
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 October 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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