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Dish: C.23-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Pottery: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, purple and sage green under a colourless glaze
Shape: deep segmental bowl with a foliated flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim, below a black bracketed line, a rock wave pattern is painted in blue and black. On the body, a polychrome floral spray incorporates tulips, carnations, hyacinths and eglantine, emanating from a leafy tuft under which a group of blue cloud bands are painted.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of sprays of tulips and single rosettes is painted in blue, black and green. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.


History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 80. Sold to Riches for 125 guineas

Legal notes

T.H. Riches Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm
Weight: 1741 g
Width: 36.5 cm

Relative size of this object

36.5 cm6.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Mid 16th century
Circa 1555 CE - 1560 CE


Master of Hyacinths style

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, black and green)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise, purple and sage green)
Base Diameter 18.5 cm
Rim Diameter 36.5 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 blue, turquoise, purple and sage green under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.23-1950
Primary reference Number: 73348
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 26 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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