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Jar: C.422-1991

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Current Location: In storage


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Fritware painted black under a turquoise glaze

Pinky buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed turquoise glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with flat base and upper section sloping inward toward a plain rim
Exterior: on the upper body, a pattern of scrolling vines is painted in black and covered with a turquoise glaze which runs unevenly over the surface. On the lower body a black concentric line is painted but partially obscured by thick glaze.
Interior: The turquoise glaze continues over the interior


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: 6 cm
Weight: 140 g
Width: 8.3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1299 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise) Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise) Rim Diameter 3.3 cm
Base Diameter 5.3 cm

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Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinky buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.422-1991
Primary reference Number: 75041
Packing number: ISCER 977
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 December 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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