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Qalyan base: C.33-1911

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, mould made, washed with blue and painted with white slip on the exterior under a pitted colourless glaze
Shape: pear shaped body with a short spout on the upper section, collared neck flaring into a flanged rim, sits on a low foot ring
Exterior: on the rim and lower neck a criss-cross pattern is painted. On the body lobbed medallions contain trelliswork in an arabesque form. Glaze covers the base except for the rim; the underside of the foot ring is not slipped but covered with a colourless glaze.
Interior: visible sections not slipped but covered with a colourless glaze

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 120, sold with another object for 5.5 guineas

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.1 cm
Weight: 1252 g
Width: 19.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century#
Circa 1600 - Circa 1699

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Exterior composed of slip ( except the underside of the foot ring) slip ( white, painted to form surface design)
Base Diameter 11 cm
Rim Diameter 6.9 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, pitted Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, washed with blue and painted with white slip on the exterior under a pitted colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge on all but the top edge

  • Text: ‘120/2’ (hand written in pencil), printed red line
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: painted directly onto vessel surface

  • Text: ’12.’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-1911
Primary reference Number: 74564
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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