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Jar: C.21-1911

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black and blue under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a colourless, cracked glaze
Shape: inverted pear shaped jar with narrow collar neck and triangular rim, sits on a low foot ring
Exterior: on the body a diaper pattern of black lozenges and blue dots, while on the neck a black cross-hatch pattern with blue dots. The glaze runs unevenly over the exterior foot ring but the underside is not covered.
Interior: glazed but otherwise undecorated

Legal notes

Given by H.K. Kevorkian

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.2 cm
Weight: 2062 g
Width: 23.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by Kevorkian, H. K.


18th Century-19th Century#
Circa 1700 - 1899

School or Style

Qajar (1779-1924)#
Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( colourless, cracked, runs unevenly over the exterior foot ring but the underside is not covered)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless, cracked)
Rim Diameter 12.5 cm
Base Diameter 15.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a colourless, cracked glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: ‘2.N’ (black) and ‘e’4’ (pencil)
  • Location: Interior rim
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black and pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.21-1911
Primary reference Number: 73126
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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