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Dish: C.182-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black, yellow, turquoise, red and blue under a colourless glaze containing impurities.
Shape: shallow, bi-conical dish, a plain rim descending via a slight carination onto a low foot ring
Interior: on the rim black cross hatching alternates with polychrome stylised half-flowers and leaves forming a narrow, concentric frieze. On the body, a couple in traditional dress are painted holding a flower between them.
Exterior: except for the rim of the foot ring, the surface is coated in a white glaze dotted with impurities or spots of pigment.

Legal notes

Given by Miss S.P.Adams and C.G. Copper Esq., 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.7 cm
Weight: 201 g
Width: 18.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kutahiya ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946) by Adams, S. P., Miss and C.G. Copper Esq.


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, yellow, turquoise, red and blue)
Rim Diameter 18.7 cm
Base Diameter 7.4 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, dotted with impurities or spots of pigment. Does not cover the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black, yellow, turquoise, red and blue under a colourless glaze containing impurities
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with cut off corners

  • Text: Given by / Miss S.P. Adams / and C.G. Cooper Esq. / 1946
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.182-1946
Primary reference Number: 72711
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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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