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Jug: C.31-1930

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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, blue, green and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: pear shaped body with slightly flared neck sitting on an out-turned foot ring. A strap handle, attached below the rim and on the shoulder, has a lower finger rest.
Exterior: below the rim a narrow frieze of black scrolls is reserved in green. On the neck and body, polychrome flowers are contained within scalloped oval cartouches painted on a blue background (that has run slightly into surrounding white) adorned with further flowers. On the shoulder, a frieze of black dashes and is painted above green and blue lappets. On the lower body, scrolling and concentric black lines are painted, while horizontal and vertical lines are painted on the handle. The glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.
Interior: glazed but otherwise undecorated.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.1 cm
Weight: 521 g
Width: 14.7 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Late 16th Century
Circa 1580 - Circa 1600

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( red, blue, green and black)
Rim Diameter 7.7 cm
Base Diameter 8.7 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, blue, green and black under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31-1930
Primary reference Number: 74399
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Audit data

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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