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Jug: C.41-1920

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




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

Fritware, mould made, incised and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: multi-sided jug with a sharply angled mouth and rolled rim. A strap handle is applied to the body; the base is flat.
Exterior: the rim and handle are painted with blue and in the latter outlined in black. On the body vertical friezes alternate between incised chevrons on a white ground and interlocking hooked leaves reserved in blue and outlined in black. Glaze covers lower body unevenly leaving small areas uncovered.
Interior: glazed but otherwise undecorated.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Herbert Thompson

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Weight: 163 g
Width: 9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1690 - 1738

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black, blue)
Exerior composed of glaze ( colourless)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless)
Rim Diameter 7.3 cm
Base Diameter 7.4 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, incised and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1920
Primary reference Number: 74958
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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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