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Dish: C.479-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




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

Buff fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in two shades of blue under a colourless glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with an everted foliated rim, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: on the rim a rock and wave pattern, on the cavetto seven floral sprays (although one more may have existed on original but is now replaced with plaster). In the roundel, delineated by a concentric line, a scrolling floral spray and a leaf spray.
Exterior: on the body, floral buds and scrolling lines. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.


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: 7.2 cm
Weight: 2427 g
Width: 43.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nishapur ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1599 CE

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, 2 shades) slip ( white, covers the entire surface except for the rim of the foot ring)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue)
Base Diameter 21.5 cm
Rim Diameter 43.5 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the entire surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in two shades of blue under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: ‘360’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.479-1991
Primary reference Number: 75235
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 July 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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