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Dish: C.28-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Production: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in red slip blue, black and emerald green under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim a rock wave pattern is painted in black and blue. On the cavetto, a green meandering vine adorned with blue buds and red split leaf palmettes, all outlined in black. In the roundel, a floral spray including saz leaves and pomegranate flower heads painted in red and blue and outlined in black, all reserved in green.
Exterior: blue concentric lines below the rim and on the foot ring frame a frieze of blue and green rosettes and floral sprays, outlined in black, on the body. The 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 17. Sold to Harving for 62 guineas afterwards bought by Riches

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mr T.H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Weight: 1513 g
Width: 36.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late
Circa 1585 CE - Circa 1590 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, green, black)
Interior composed of pigment ( red slip blue, black and emerald green)
Base Diameter 19.2 cm
Rim Diameter 36.6 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 blue, black and emerald green under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label (torn on the corners)

  • Text: T.H. Riches Esq. 1909 (black, crossed through in pencil)
  • 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.28-1950
Primary reference Number: 74096
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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