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Dish: C.432-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware dish with white glaze and lustre decoration

Buff fritware, wheel thrown in sections, covered with a white, opaque crazed glaze and decorated with lustre.
Shape: shallow conical bowl with low foot ring which has slightly flaring sides.
Interior: decorated in lustre with a band on rim and a radiating pattern on the body, comprising four fleshy plamettes separated by ā€˜Vā€™ shaped panels densely decorated with dots and scrolls.
Exterior: Undecorated except for splashes of lustre irregularly spaced over the body and a clear, crazed glaze which coats the body covering the upper part of the foot ring. Scorch mark on body from firing process.


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: 5.3 cm
Weight: 327 g
Width: 17.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late
Circa 1179 CE - 1198 CE

School or Style

Monumental style

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( crazed, opaque white) oxide colour ( lustre painting)
Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( crazed, opaque white)
Exterior Body composed of oxide colour ( splashes of lustre)
Rim Diameter 17.2 cm
Base Diameter 6.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown in sections, covered with a clear, crazed glaze and decorated with lustre.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular label with a scalloped edge

  • Text: 116
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.432-1991
Primary reference Number: 75080
Packing number: ISCER 639
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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