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Bowl: C.36-1950

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted inside and out in black over an opaque off-white self-formed? glaze and under a transparent turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with slightly everted rim, sitting on a slightly flared foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted black. On the body scrolling vines terminate in feathery half palemettes or flower heads; areas close to the rim are adorned with small circles. Turquoise glaze pools in the base.
Exterior: on the rim, black paint continues from the interior. On the body pairs of parallel lines radiate from the lower body toward the rim. Dribbles of turquoise glaze cover the foot ring unevenly, pooling in places, over an opaque off-white self-formed? glaze; the latter also coats the underside of the foot, where it is itself partially coated by thin transparent turquoise glaze. Remnants of a thin compact reddish accretion layer coat parts of the exterior glazes, especially the foot exterior and underside with smaller traces on the body.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by T.H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.9 cm
Weight: 189 g
Width: 14.7 cm

Relative size of this object

14.7 cm6.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry

Dating

14th Century
Circa 1300 - Circa 1399

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, transparent) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, transparent) Rim Diameter 14.7 cm
Base Diameter 4.9 cm

Materials used in production

body visible at rim chips; with opaque off-white self-formed? glaze visible on the foot exterior and underside Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown. Painted inside and out in black over an opaque off-white self-formed? glaze and under a transparent turquoise glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36-1950
Primary reference Number: 74679
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/74679 Accessed: 2022-05-19 23:02:57

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