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Bottle: C.489-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painte in blue under a clear glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue under a clear glaze
Shape: bulbous pear-shaped body on a low foot ring with the later addition of a vase shaped copper alloy neck.
Exterior: painted with a honeycomb motif arranged in panels in which cells contain roughly drawn dandies painted in reserve arranged around a central solid blue cell. These panels are adorned above and below with irregular shapes containing respectively scrolls and leaves or a flower both painted also in reserve. Separating these panels, honeycomb cells and occasional irregular shapes contain zig zag lines adorned with dots. A blue concentric line is painted on the foot ring. The glaze covers the entire surface including the underside of the foot ring. The neck is copper alloy, engraved with a frieze of animals contained within rectangular panels that are separated and enclosed above and below by a rope cable. The rim and lower section of the copper alloy neck are further engraved with a diamond shape containing a dot.
Interior: not visible

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: 24 cm
Weight: 990 g
Width: 15.6 cm

Relative size of this object

15.6 cm24 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th century
Circa 1500 - 1599

School or Style

Safavid

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( clear, pearly, covers the entire surface including the underside of the foot ring) Body composed of fritware Rim And Neck composed of copper alloy Rim Diameter 6 cm
Base Diameter 9.8 cm
Neck

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, painted in blue with outlining in dark blue under a clear glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.489-1991
Primary reference Number: 75269
Packing number: ISCER 536
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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