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Bowl: C.468-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black and dark blue under a turquoise glaze.
Shape: T-shaped flat rim above a straight neck descending via a gentle carination onto a conical body and a low foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted dark blue. The body is painted with black scrolling foliage with curving tendrils and small leaves; this pattern is enclosed by a thin and thick concentric band on the neck.
Exterior: similar black scrolling foliage is painted on the body, again enclosed within concentric bands. Glaze runs over lower body and onto 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: 10 cm
Weight: 544 g
Width: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

20.5 cm10 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

13th-14th Century
Circa 1200 - 1399

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, crazed, runs over lower body and onto the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, crazed)
Rim Diameter 20.5 cm
Base Diameter 8.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval paper label with gold edging

  • Text: 91
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.468-1991
Primary reference Number: 75202
Packing number: ISCER 549
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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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