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Bowl fragment: C.477-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Buff, powdery fritware, possibly moulded, painted in black under turquoise glaze.
Shape: irregular fragment of foot ring
Interior: on the base within a roundel of black concentric designs, a pointed star is painted against a hatched design. Within the star, painted in reserve against a black background a spiral with projecting leaves ends in a palmette design. Scar marks indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: undecorated


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: 2.9 cm
Weight: 369 g
Width: 14.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria
  • Fustat ⪼ Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise)
Base Diameter 13.2 cm

Materials used in production

buff, powdery Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff, powdery fritware, possibly moulded, painted in black under turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: ISCER/550
  • Location: Loose
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.477-1991
Primary reference Number: 75231
Packing number: ISCER 550
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 December 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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