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Bowl: C.457-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in blue and black under a clear glaze

Pinky buff fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a clear, crazed glaze
Shape: everted, flange lip with a bead rim on a hemispherical bowl sitting on a low foot ring
Interior: rim is painted black. On the lip and lower body, two identical friezes comprise roughly drawn black cartouches, enclosing lines and dots, each separated by pairs of blue vertical lines and enclosed by concentric black lines. This decoration delineates a broad frieze on the body comprising alternately orientated triangles, either black, containing dotted foliage against a hatched ground, or blue, subdivided and containing or surrounded by black and turquoise dots or lines. On the base a blue central rosette is outlined in black.
Exterior: rim is painted black, while on the body narrow ‘V’ shapes are painted in blue or black. Glaze runs over surface and unevenly on 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: 6.6 cm
Weight: 495 g
Width: 23.2 cm

Relative size of this object

23.2 cm6.6 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.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1275 - 1399

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( clear, crazed) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( runs over surface and unevenly on the foot ring) Rim Diameter 23.2 cm
Base Diameter 8.3 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinky buff fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a clear, crazed glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.457-1991
Primary reference Number: 75168
Packing number: ISCER 585
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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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