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Jar: C.49-1981

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




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

Fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in two shades of blue under a pitted, colourless glaze
Shape: oval body narrowing into two spouts of different size and two loops with a strap handle on the upper body; sits on a low foot ring.
External: on the body floral sprays arranged in a vertical frieze. On the sides a cypress tree decorated with rosettes and surrounded by scrolling floral sprays. On the base, a concentric band of dotted lozenges, while on the underside of the foot ring a floral spray is painted. Scar marks indicate use of a tripod stacking device used in the kiln. Glaze does not cover the rim of the foot ring.


History note: Barlow collection

Legal notes

Given by Lady Barlow

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.7 cm
Weight: 733 g
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Kirman ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981) by Barlow, Lady


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1525 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( cobalt blue) glaze ( colourless, pitted, does not cover rim of the foot ring) slip ( white)
Interior Rim composed of glaze ( colourless, pitted) slip ( white)
Spout Diameter 1.7 cm Diameter 2.9 cm
Base Diameter 11.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in two shades of blue under a pitted, colourless glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49-1981
Primary reference Number: 75287
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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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