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Bowl fragment: C.439-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with white and blue glaze, painted in lustre

Pale buff fritware fragment, probably wheel thrown, with white and blue slightly crazed glazes painted in yellow-brown lustre.
Shape: two joining roughly semi-circular fragments form base of dish or bowl sitting on a low foot ring.
Interior: seated figure painted in reserve against a lustred background decorated with scrolling vines and contained within a concentric circle. The figure wears a hat and robe the latter decorated with groups of three dots. A small dot of blue is splashed on the figure’s head.
Exterior: coated with a blue glaze which runs unevenly over the lower body towards 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: 2.8 cm
Weight: 254 g
Width: 16.5 cm

Relative size of this object

16.5 cm2.8 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 Body composed of glaze ( blue, crazed) Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, crazed) Base Diameter 13 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pale buff fritware fragment, probably wheel thrown, with white and blue slightly crazed glazes painted in yellow-brown lustre

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.439-1991
Primary reference Number: 75095
Packing number: ISCER 633
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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