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Bowl: C.32-1911

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware pierced and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

Fritware, possibly wheel thrown, pierced and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl, flaring slightly in the neck towards a plain rim, sits on a low foot ring.
Interior: under the rim a frieze of teardrop leaves are painted in black containing diagonal lines or blue. On the body, lobbed arcading outlined in black or blue contains, alternately, pierced crosses or black cross hatching; blue spandrels contain black pin wheel circles. In the roundel, a floral spray is painted in blue with black outlines. Glaze covers the surface unevenly and is slightly cracked and pitted on the roundel.
Exterior: decoration mirrors that on the interior body. Glaze terminates on the lower body and covers the upper body unevenly.

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 103.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.2 cm
Weight: 548 g
Width: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

20.5 cm10.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-03-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Qajar
19th century
Circa 1800 - Circa 1899

School or Style

Qajar

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( colourless, covers the surface unevenly and is slightly cracked and pitted on the roundel)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( colourless, terminates on the lower body and covers the upper body unevenly)
Rim Diameter 20.5 cm
Base Diameter 7.4 cm
Upper Body

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, possibly wheel thrown, pierced and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edges

  • Text: ‘103’ (hand written), printed with a red line
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written, printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-1911
Primary reference Number: 74515
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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