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Dish: C.433-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware with white glaze painted in lustre

Buff fritware dish, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze and yellow-brown lustre painted decoration.
Shape: dish with a flange rim and a low foot ring
Interior: a concentric band covers the rim, below a frieze of pseudo-calligraphy comprising vertical lines and dots interspersed with spirals. The central decoration comprises a dog and mounted horse whose harness is decorated with a peacock’s eye pattern and blanket is decorated with scrolls. The horse rider wears a headdress and a tunic decorated with spirals over trousers with a pattern of triangular dots. Both the body of the horse, and dog, are covered with large dots and small dashes. Scrolling vegetation, including solid palmettes, decorate the background. All decoration is painted in lustre.
Exterior: on the body, a frieze of simple repeating arabesques, painted with a single stroke, are separated by pairs of vertical lines and enclosed by concentric lines. Both are painted in lustre. Glaze runs over the body to a point just above or just below the start of the 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: 5.7 cm
Weight: 407 g
Width: 23 cm

Relative size of this object

23 cm5.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1179 CE - 1198 CE

School or Style

Seljuk
miniature style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of oxide colour ( lustre) glaze ( opaque white, slightly crazed; runs over the body to a point just above or just below the start of the foot ring)
Interior composed of oxide colour ( lustre) glaze ( opaque, white, slightly crazed)
Rim Diameter 23 cm
Base Diameter 9.2 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, slightly crazed glaze and yellow-brown lustre painted decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.433-1991
Primary reference Number: 75082
Packing number: ISCER 638
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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