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Bowl: C.427-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

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.

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: 10.5 cm
Weight: 707 g
Width: 21.8 cm

Relative size of this object

21.8 cm10.5 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

School or Style

Mamluk

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

Fritware

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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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