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Bowl: C.427-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue and black under a clear glaze

Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black with turquoise spots under a clear slightly crazed glaze
Shape: cono-segmental bowl, thickly potted, with slightly everted rim sitting on a low foot ring
Interior: rim is dotted with blue. On the body a blue and black cross pattern is framed by two identical narrow friezes that contain alternating blue or black cross-hatch panels, the latter dotted with turquoise. A central blue rosette highlighted with black is painted on the base. Trivet scars on base indicate that a tripod was used to stack vessels in kiln.
Exterior: blue dots continue on the rim. On the body a frieze of blue swirls and dots is contained within pairs of concentric lines. Glaze runs over the lower body onto foot ring.


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: 10.5 cm
Weight: 707 g
Width: 21.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century-15th Century#
Circa 1300 CE - 1499 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( slightly crazed)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( runs over the lower body onto foot ring)
Rim Diameter 21.8 cm
Base Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black with a clear slightly crazed glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.427-1991
Primary reference Number: 75052
Packing number: ISCER 543
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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