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Bowl: C.34-1911

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in blue under a clear glaze with partial brown glazed exterior

Fritware, moulded, painted in blue under a clear glaze and with a partial brown over-glazed exterior.
Shape: lobbed bowl with bracketed rim descending via a carination onto a collared stem and pedestal foot.
Interior: the neck is decorated with Kraak panels depicting, alternately, a landscape scene with sprouting vegetation, a bird within a floral spray, or a three stemmed flower amongst scrolling leaves. On the base, contained within a bracketed roundel, a figure is painted in reserve against a blue background. The figure is depicted crossing a bridge within a landscape of sprouting vegetation.
Exterior: upper and lower body is coated with a brown glaze. Between these areas of glaze, just below the carination, a narrow frieze of chevrons is painted. Within the band of brown glaze on the lower body white palmette shapes contain blue painted landscape scenes incorporating stylised pagodas painted. The clear glaze covers the stem runs to the edge of the foot where a concentric band of brown residue is visible.

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 120

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Weight: 566 g
Width: 16.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th or early 18th century
Circa 1675 CE - 1725 CE

School or Style

Safavid

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( brown, partially covers surface)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( clear)
Exterior composed of glaze ( clear, covers the stem runs to the edge of the foot where a concentric band of brown residue is visible)
Rim Diameter 16.2 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, moulded, painted in blue under a clear glaze and with a partial brown over-glazed exterior

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square paper label with serrated edge

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

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: 34/11
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: painted directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: 2647
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.34-1911
Primary reference Number: 74602
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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