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Tile: C.478-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, white glaze painted in lustre

Buff fritware, mould made, with a white crazed glaze splashed with blue and painted in brown lustre.
Shape: hexagonal with flat surface
Decorated Surface: a central rosette, surrounded by coiling vines and leaves, is painted in lustre and occupies most of the surface. Four feint splashes of blue are present at roughly regular intervals on the surface. This pattern is delineated by a line of lustre which is echoed by a band of lustre around the edge of the tile.
Reverse surface: undecorated but with plaster adhesions.

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: 2 cm
Length: 15 cm
Weight: 448 g
Width: 13.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th Century#
Circa 1400 CE - 1500 CE

School or Style

Timurid

Components of the work

Decorated Surface composed of pigment ( blue) oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware, mould made, with a white crazed glaze splashed with blue and painted in brown lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand written in pencil directly onto reverse surface

  • Text: 380/4
  • Location: Reverse surface
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.478-1991
Primary reference Number: 75233
Packing number: ISCER 623
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Last processed: Monday 26 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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