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Plate: C.3-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue and brown under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue and brown under a colourless glaze
Interior: the rim is painted brown; the remaining decoration is painted in blue. On the body, a frieze of flower heads is contained within lobbed medallions. Framing the roundel a cable pattern contains a stylised floral spray flaked by scrolling tendrils.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of quatrefoils are surrounded by scrolling stems and leaves. Concentric lines are painted on the foot ring. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Given by Julius Spier Esq.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.3 cm
Weight: 410 g
Width: 22.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912) by Spier, Julius


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1690 - Circa 1740

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue)
Base Diameter 10.5 cm
Rim Diameter 22.4 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 blue and brown under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1912
Primary reference Number: 74462
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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