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Dish: C.26-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Firtware painted in blue and turquoise under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue and turquoise under a colourless glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with a flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: all decoration is reserved in blue. On the rim a repeating floral pattern, with central turquoise central dot, is surrounded by ‘tadpole’ leaves. On the cavetto, a frieze of oval lobbed medallions, containing turquoise lozenges with blue flowers, are framed above and below by rosettes. In the roundel, echoing the cavetto, identical turquoise lozenges and rosettes radiate from a central floral spray reserved in turquoise within a lobbed circular medallion.
Exterior: all decoration is painted in blue which has run slightly onto the surrounding white ground. On the rim, a bracketed blue line, while on the body scrolling floral sprays and ‘tadpole’ leaves are painted in a sketchy style.


History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 73, possibly sold for 120gs to Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Weight: 1341 g
Width: 33.2 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950-06-27) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Early-mid 16th century
Circa 1535 CE - Circa 1545 CE


Potter's style

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Diameter 18.7 cm
Rim Diameter 33.2 cm

Materials used in production

blue, turquoise Pigment
colourless, covers the exterior except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Painting underglaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1950
Primary reference Number: 73802
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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