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Tankard: C.2-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: cylindrical body with a plain rim sits on a low foot ring. A flat angular handle is fixed along the length of the body.
Exterior: below the rim and above the base matching friezes of black cable with red central dot are reserved in blue. On the body, curving saz leaves, painted in blue black and green, are surrounded by floral sprays of red carnations and blue tulips. On the handle black lines and blue leaves are painted. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.
Interior: surface is glazed but otherwise undecorated.


History note: Bought from the dealer Alfred Spero for £55

Legal notes

Bought from the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.2 cm
Weight: 584 g
Width: 15.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1950) by Spero, Alfred


16th Century, Late
Circa 1575 CE - Circa 1585 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( red slip, green, blue and black)
Base Diameter 10.9 cm
Rim Diameter 11.4 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip, green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1950
Primary reference Number: 73201
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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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