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Dish: C.4-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue under a white glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue under a white glaze.
Shape: shallow hemispherical bowl with a plain rim and a slight carination in the lower body, sits on a wide, low foot ring
Interior: on the body three narrow friezes are painted, beginning with a dotted chevron pattern below the rim; under which rectangular empty catouches alternate with examples filled with quatre-foil shapes, all painted on a cross-hatch background. Finally a near empty band contains pendant dotted circles and dashes on the lower body. On the base a scalloped disc with white centre contains white Arabic script painted in reserve against a blue background.
Exterior: a signature mark is painted in blue on the underside of the foot ring. Glaze covers all but the rim of the foot ring.


History note: Spier, Julius

Legal notes

Given by Julius Spier Esq.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.8 cm
Weight: 325 g
Width: 20.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1905-03-26) by Spier, Julius


Late 19th Century
Production date: AD 1866


'Art School' ware

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Base composed of pigment ( blue)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue)
Base Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 20.8 cm

Materials used in production

white, does not cover the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1912
Primary reference Number: 74993
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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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