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Bowl: C.4-1913

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, pierced and painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, pierced and painted in black under a turquoise glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with straight sided neck and plain rim, sits on a low foot ring.
Interior: under the rim a narrow frieze rosettes and ‘saz’ type leaves on a background of dots and scrolling tendrils. On the body two friezes, one wide and one narrow, contain lobbed and circular medallions, or lobbed archways containing pierced decoration on a background of dots, rosettes and occasional birds. In the roundel, contained within a concentric band of ‘Y’ shapes, three birds perch on floral sprays. Glaze covers the surface unevenly in the roundel where three scar marks indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: the interior decoration is mirrored on the exterior except the lower, wider frieze which here incorporates pointed archways containing alternately piercing or vertical floral sprays. Glaze runs over the lower body and foot ring unevenly, leaving areas uncovered. A potter’s mark is located on the underside of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.2 cm
Weight: 888 g
Width: 25.2 cm

Relative size of this object

25.2 cm12.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

19th century
Circa 1800 - Circa 1900

Note

Probably related to ‘Nayin’ types that are commonly painted in blue and black

School or Style

Qajar

Components of the work

Base Diameter 10.6 cm
Rim Diameter 25.2 cm

Materials used in production

black Pigment
turquoise Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, pierced and painted in black under a turquoise glaze
Painting underglaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand painted onto the vessel surface under the glaze

  • Text: lines and dots
  • 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.4-1913
Primary reference Number: 74994
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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