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Bowl: C.473-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware, coated in white slip painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in black under a turquoise pitted glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim and sitting on a foot ring.
Interior: decoration painted in black. On a section of the upper body, below a concentric band on the rim a curvilinear, dotted, cross hatched area is contained within two lines forming a ‘hillock’. Stemmed plants, whose larger leaves are filled with dots, sprout from this ‘hillock’ to occupy the interior surface of the bowl. Glaze covers surface unevenly, leaving small areas where vessel fabric is visible.
Exterior: rim is painted with a black concentric line from which black vertical lines radiate towards the lower body. Glaze covers the surface thinly, with the surface significantly pitted, to a point on the lower body. Below the glaze a thin white slip is visible covering the entire surface.

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: 12.1 cm
Weight: 889 g
Width: 24.4 cm

Relative size of this object

24.4 cm12.1 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

14th/15th Century
Circa 1300 - 1499

Note

Possible example of provincial ware

School or Style

Timurid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, covers surface unevenly, leaving small areas where vessel fabric is visible) slip ( white)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, covers the surface thinly, with the surface significantly pitted, to a point on the lower body)
Exterior composed of slip ( thinly covers the surface except underside of foot ring)
Rim Diameter 24.4 cm
Base Diameter 7.9 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in black under a turquoise pitted glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular card label with string and sticky label attached

  • Text: ISCER/567
  • Location: Loose in bowl
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.473-1991
Primary reference Number: 75223
Packing number: ISCER 567
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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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