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Jar: C.48-1911

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in blue under a transparent glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue under a transparent glaze
Shape: inverted pear shaped body with a concave neck and flaring profile towards the base and out-turned rim.
Exterior: a pendant fleur de lis pattern is painted on the upper neck mirrored by a frieze of leaves on the lower neck. On the shoulder, flowers are painted on scrolling tendrils. On the body, a band of leaves is painted above the principal decoration comprising a frieze of figures dressed in western style clothes. The frieze is divided into three scenes, each separated by a floral spray with a bird and often a butterfly. In the first scene, confronted males sitting either side of a narrow, leafy tree, below which two quadrupeds, probably dogs, look on. The second scene depicts a mounted horseman brandishing a gun; the third scene depicts a young male and an older bearded male crossing a bridge towards a domed building, probably a shrine. Glaze covers the surface unevenly, leaving areas where the fabric of the vessel is visible.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze.

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 139

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 35.8 cm
Weight: 3660 g
Width: 24.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-03-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

19th Century
Circa 1800 - 1899

School or Style

Qajar (1779-1924)#

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue)
Rim And Base composed of copper alloy ( post-date jar)
Base Diameter 12.4 cm
Rim Diameter 13.9 cm

Materials used in production

transparent, covers the surface unevenly Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue under a transparent glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square paper label with all but lower edge serrated

  • Text: 139/7 (hand written), printed red line
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black, printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: inscribed in black paint directly onto the surface, partially obscured by label

  • Text: 2710
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.48-1911
Primary reference Number: 75244
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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