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Dish: C.27-1932

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Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a foliated, angled flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: enclosed between blue bracketed lines on the rim, a rock wave pattern is painted. A partial cloud band on the upper body hangs from the flange. On the body, emanating from a clasped leafy tuft, a floral spray of red carnations and blue tulips; the latter with scaled, emerald green buds.
Exterior: on the body, paired blue tulips and green and blue rosettes are painted.


History note: Alfred Spero, 12A Regent Street, Lonodn SW1, partly exchanged for a Deruta dish, Lot 8 in the Glowgowski sale

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.8 cm
Weight: 998 g
Width: 30.2 cm

Relative size of this object

30.2 cm5.8 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

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1932)


Late 16th Century
Circa 1565 CE - Circa 1575 CE


Floral style

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( green and blue) Interior composed of pigment ( red slip, emerald green, blue and black) Base Diameter 15.3 cm
Rim Diameter 30.2 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27-1932
Primary reference Number: 75149
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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