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Bowl: C.453-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with carved exterior and a white glaze; blue and lustre paint

Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, with a lightly carved exterior and blue paint under a white glaze decorated with brown lustre.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim and small, low foot ring. Exterior has lightly carved panels emphasised by a painted petal design.
Interior: radiating pattern with alternating panels of floral designs and inter-locking ‘S’ shaped motifs against a background of spiral irregular shapes. These panels are separated by blue painted vertical lines; a similar concentric line decorates the rim.
Exterior: blue paint on the rim continues. The body is decorated with lotus petals which radiate from the base and alternately contain Arabic script (cursive) or a combination of scrolls and horizontal lines. The glaze runs onto the upper area of the foot ring where it has an uneven brownish tinge from lustre decoration.

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: 9.8 cm
Weight: 455 g
Width: 21.7 cm

Relative size of this object

21.7 cm9.8 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

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 13th Century
Circa 1260 CE - 1280 CE

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue) oxide colour ( lustre) glaze ( white) Exterior Rim composed of pigment ( blue) Exterior Body composed of oxide colour ( lustre) glaze ( white) Rim Diameter 21.6 cm
Base Diameter 6.5 cm
Exterior

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, with a lightly carved exterior and blue paint under a white glaze decorated with brown lustre

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.453-1991
Primary reference Number: 75160
Packing number: ISCER 592
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 May 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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