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Bowl: C.450-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, moulded, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear, slightly crazed glaze
Shape: polygonal cup standing on a splayed stem foot
Interior: the rim is painted black above ten wedge shaped panels, containing alternating tri-partite designs, which radiate from a central blue dot containing a rosette. One set of panels contain Arabic script painted in black on the upper section (where it is floriated and kufic) and lower section (cursive), are separated by a narrow blue band. The other panels contain blue and black cross-hatching in the upper section and blue dots with black lines on the lower section, separated by a narrow band containing turquoise leaves reserved in blue. Glaze runs over stem and onto base, with a spot of glaze on the underside.
Exterior: a panel design, containing black or blue dots and black vertical lines, radiates from a pair of concentric black lines on the lower body. The glaze runs over the foot ring, where a series of green dots are painted. A small spot of glaze is present on the interior foot ring.


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: 9.4 cm
Weight: 257 g
Width: 13.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - 1399 CE

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Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue, turquoise) glaze ( clear, crazed)
Exterior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear, crazed runs over stem and unevenly on base, with a dot on the underside of the base)
Rim Diameter 13.7 cm
Base Diameter 5.6 cm

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Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, moulded, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear, slightly crazed glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.450-1991
Primary reference Number: 75140
Packing number: ISCER 537
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 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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