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Dish: C.491-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in blue under a clear glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, slipped in white and painted in two shades of blue under a clear glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with an out-turned lip sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: on the body a landscape frieze comprises pagodas set amongst hills that are dotted with trees and bushes. A stream, junk like ships and two figures with halos, standing back to back, also adorn this landscape. In the roundel, an adult and child with Chinese features stand in a hilly landscape incorporating pagodas, other buildings and vegetation. An Arabic inscription is painted faintly in a band either side of these figures.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of scrolling tendrils with fungus like flowers and quatrefoil leaves is painted. On the foot ring a series of concentric lines are painted. The glaze runs the lower body and foot ring unevenly, with the rim of base uncovered but the underside glazed, lacks a painter’s mark.

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: 8.5 cm
Weight: 2102 g
Width: 43 cm

Relative size of this object

43 cm8.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
Circa 1750 - 1799

Note

Transitional style

School or Style

Safavid

Components of the work

Base Diameter 12.5 cm
Rim Diameter 43 cm

Materials used in production

rim of foot ring only area unglazed Glaze
two shades of blue, except underside of foot ring Pigment
white Slip
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably mould made, slipped in white and painted in two shades of blue under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)
Painting underglaze
Slip-coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted faintly in a band either side of human figures

  • Location: Roundel interior
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: green oblong sticker without inscription adherred to the rim

  • Text: blank
  • Location: Rim
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.491-1991
Primary reference Number: 75278
Packing number: ISCER 525
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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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