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Bowl: C.44-1911

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Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in brown, blue and black under a transparent glaze

Fritware, moulded, painted in brown and blue with outlining in black, under a transparent glaze.
Shape: rectangular with a plain rim, the shorter sides are lobbed, sits on a low rectangular foot ring.
Interior: rim is painted brown, below which a frieze of dots is contained within two lines. On the base a floral spray emanates from a stylised hillock.
Exterior: panel decoration reflects the shape of the vessel. On the two longest sides a bird sits surrounded by leaves and flowers, painted in reserve against a blue background. On the shorter lobbed sides, a central panel contains a fleurs de-lis shape in which two stylised flowers are painted in reserve against a blue background. These central panels are flanked either side by vertical friezes of quatre-foil flowers, again painted in reserve against a blue background. A pair of blue lines is painted on the foot ring. The glaze does not cover the rim of the foot but does continue onto the underside, albeit with uneven coverage. An irregular blue dot is present on the underside of the foot ring but this does not appear to be a mark.

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 132

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.1 cm
Weight: 131 g
Width: 12 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-03-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

17th Century#
Circa 1600 - Circa 1699

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 12 cm
Base Diameter 4.7 cm

Materials used in production

brown, blue, black Pigment
does not cover the rim of the foot but does continue onto the underside, albeit with uneven coverage Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, moulded, painted in brown and blue with outlining in black, under a transparent glaze
Painting underglaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular card label

  • Text: Small tray of Persian pottery. Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam, 1911
  • Location: Loose in bowl
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.44-1911
Primary reference Number: 75103
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 December 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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