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Jar: C.38-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white slip painted in four colours under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in black, green, purple and blue under a colourless glaze.
Shape: inverted pear shaped body on a low foot ring, collared neck and everted, rolled rim.
Exterior: on the neck a concentric band of blue and purple. On the shoulder a frieze of rosettes in blue and purple surrounded by green leaves, all outlined in black. Glaze covers the lower body unevenly and extends onto the underside of the foot ring. A signature in Arabic hand painted in black under the glaze on the base.
Interior: glazed but otherwise undecorated.

Legal notes

Given in memory of Niall Claude Beddington

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.4 cm
Weight: 739 g
Width: 16 cm

Relative size of this object

16 cm18.4 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935)


19th century
Production date: exact AD 1823

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black, green, purple and blue)
Base Diameter 8.3 cm
Rim Diameter 9.9 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the lower body unevenly and extends onto the underside of the foot ring Glaze
white Slip

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in black, green, purple and blue under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand painted in black under the glaze

  • Text: ف ف Illegible letters ١٨٢٣ illegible symbol
  • 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.38-1935
Primary reference Number: 74736
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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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