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Bowl: C.46-1911

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in a white slip painted in blue and brown under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, coated in a white slip and painted in two shades of blue and brown under a colourless glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: all decoration is painted in blue. Below the rim a vegetal frieze comprises flower heads, curling leaves and scrolling stems. In the roundel a scholar figure kneels in a landscape of pagodas and vegetation.
Exterior: palmette leaves are reserved in blue and enclosed within brown lobbed medallions. Between the palmettes brown trellis work is arranged in arabesque forms. The glaze runs over the foot ring unevenly. The underside of the foot ring is glazed and marked with three blue tassels.

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, probably part of lot 133, sold for 20 guineas with another vessel

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.7 cm
Weight: 3082 g
Width: 39.1 cm

Relative size of this object

39.1 cm17.7 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

  • Kirman ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-03-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Second half of 17th century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1699 CE

School or Style

Safavid

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior composed of painting underglaze ( blue, brown) Interior composed of painting underglaze ( blue) Base Diameter 20.3 cm
Rim Diameter 39.1 cm

Materials used in production

colourless Glaze white Slip Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in two shades of blue under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating) Slip-coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted under the glaze

  • Text: tassel marks (3)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label

  • Text: 133/3 (on a printed red line)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label blue printed border

  • Text: 2972/٨<۱۲ (7612), ۱۲۰۰(1200), Arabic script (undeciphered)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46-1911
Primary reference Number: 75180
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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