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Bowl fragment: C.460-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Fritware painted in black and turquoise under a clear glaze

Pinkish fritware probably wheel thrown, painted in black and turquoise under a clear, crazed glaze.
Shape: irregular base fragment incorporating a foot ring
Interior: on the base, within a pair of concentric black lines, a lotus flower is depicted amongst rounded leaves, all outlined in black and painted against a turquoise background.
Exterior: pairs of vertical lines radiate from a concentric line on the lower body, all painted in black. The glaze covers the surface, pooling in droplets around the base; the underside of the foot ring has a thin and uneven coverage.

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: 3.1 cm
Weight: 205 g
Width: 11 cm

Relative size of this object

11 cm3.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

14th/15th Century
Circa 1300 CE - 1499 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, turquoise) glaze ( clear, crazed)
Exterior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( clear, crazed, pooling in droplets around the base; the underside of the foot ring has a thin and uneven coverage)
Base Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware probably wheel thrown, painted in black and turquoise under a clear, crazed glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.460-1991
Primary reference Number: 75176
Packing number: ISCER 607
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 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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