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Bowl: C.421-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with dark blue paint under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in dark blue under a turquoise crazed glaze.
Shape: bi-conical bowl, thickly potted with a plain rim descending via a slight carination onto a low foot ring.
Interior: all decoration is painted in dark blue; radiating lines divide the interior into eight panels, each of which contain an arabesque on the upper body and a bird on the lower body. Scars on the rim probably result from contact with other vessels in the kiln during firing. The glaze coverage is irregular with small areas uncovered on the upper body and pooling in the base.
Exterior: undecorated except for turquoise glaze, again coverage is uneven with small uncovered patches on the upper body; pitting and glaze pooling in thick drips around foot ring. Adhesions of clay material on the lower body could have resulted from contact with other vessels in the kiln during firing.

Notes

History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm
Width: 20.4 cm

Relative size of this object

20.4 cm9.3 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 Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1299 CE

Note

This decorative style is typically the style is has been associated with Iran. However, the thick potting and crude painting could indicate that this was a copy made at other locations in the Middle Islamic lands.

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( dark blue) glaze ( turquoise, crazed) Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise, crazed and pitted) Rim Diameter 20.4 cm
Base Diameter 7.5 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in dark blue under a turquoise crazed glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.421-1991
Primary reference Number: 75028
Packing number: ISCER 535
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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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