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Dish: C.449-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with blue and white glaze painted in lustre

Buff fritware dish, wheel thrown, with an opaque white, glaze on the interior and a pitted blue glaze on the exterior both crazed and painted with yellow-brown lustre
Shape: hemispherical dish with flange rim, sitting on a foot ring
Interior: the rim is covered with a gold band below which, on the lip, a repeating frieze of spotted, leaping cheetahs is painted in reserve against a lustred background containing fine scrolling vegetation. Painted in lustre, a fleurs-de lis pattern contained by concentric bands forms a narrow frieze around the upper body. The central decoration comprises two opposing seated figures painted in reserve against a lustred background containing birds, textured half palmettes and palmettes on scrolling vines, commas and spirals. The figures have fine features and wear headdresses and robes decorated with a repeating peacock’s eye pattern (left hand figure) or scrolls (right hand figure). Below the figures, again in reserve lustre, three fish swim surrounded by scrolling commas. Spots of blue colouring are present at irregular intervals on the body and running over sections of the lip.
Exterior: A band of lustre covers the rim, the remainder is undecorated except for the blue glaze which covers the body and runs over areas 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: 6 cm
Weight: 493 g
Width: 24.4 cm

Relative size of this object

24.4 cm6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 - 1220

School or Style

Seljuk Kashan style

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( blue, crazed, runs over foot ring) Interior composed of pigment ( blue, splashed) oxide colour ( painted lustre) glaze ( white, opaque, crazed) Exterior Rim composed of oxide colour ( lustre) Rim Diameter 24.3 cm
Base Diameter 8.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.449-1991
Primary reference Number: 75135
Packing number: ISCER 603
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Dish" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75135 Accessed: 2022-08-07 19:41:22

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