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Bowl: C.436-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with a white glaze and lustre decoration

Buff fritware, wheel thrown bowl with yellow-brown lustre decoration over an opaque white, crazed glaze.
Shape: conical bowl with plain rim and foot ring.
Interior: painted in lustre, small crescent shapes above a concentric line decorate the rim area. The central decoration, painted in reserve against a lustred background, depicts a seated male figure with a beard, wearing a headdress and spotted gown and holding a mace in his right hand. The background is covered with a scrolling vine with palmette leaves.
Exterior: Rim is decorated with a band of lustre and below it, occupying the body of the vessel, is a repeating pattern of interlaced arabesques. The crazed glaze extends down the exterior to a mid point on 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: 7.8 cm
Weight: 305 g
Width: 18.8 cm

Relative size of this object

18.8 cm7.8 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

  • 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 Monumental style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre painting) glaze ( opaque white, crazed glaze reaches a mid point on the foot ring) Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre painting) glaze ( transparent, opaque white) Rim Diameter 18.8 cm
Base Diameter 6.7 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown bowl with yellow-brown lustre decoration over a clear, crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Circular paper label with a serrated edge

  • Text: 313 / L
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.436-1991
Primary reference Number: 75088
Packing number: ISCER 617
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 February 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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