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Bowl: C.446-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Frtiwate with white and blue glaze painted in lustre

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white glaze on the exterior and a streaked, pitted blue glaze on the interior both slightly crazed and painted with yellow-brown lustre.
Shape: bowl with slightly bulbous vertical sides and an everted rim descending via a carination onto a moderately high foot ring.
Exterior: Central frieze on the body comprises foliated vegetation and palmettes painted in reverse against a lustred background, it is contained above and below by a concentric band of lustre. The interior of each leaf and stem is outlined in a single painted lustre line. Glaze covers the body to the upper part of the foot ring and splashed spots of light blue, from the interior glaze, are visible at two points.
Interior: A concentric band of lustre paint decorates the rim over a blue glaze.


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: 12.5 cm
Weight: 594 g
Width: 17.3 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 ( blue, streaked, pitted and crazed)
Exterior composed of oxide colour ( lustre paint) glaze ( opaque white, to mid point on the foot ring) glaze ( splashes of blue pigment)
Interior Rim composed of oxide colour ( lustre paint)
Rim Diameter 17.3 cm
Base Diameter 8.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with an opaque white glaze on the exterior and a streaked, pitted blue glaze on the interior both slightly crazed and painted with yellow-brown lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: paper tie on label with string attached and a green sticker adhered to the string

  • Text: ISCER/604
  • Location: Loose
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.446-1991
Primary reference Number: 75127
Packing number: ISCER 604
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 February 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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