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Dish: C.496-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Buff fritware, mould made covered in a white slip, carved and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with flange, lightly bracketed rim, on a low foot ring
Interior: the cavetto is lightly incised with over-lapping scales. In the roundel decoration is reserved in blue and outlined in black, two qilin type beasts are portrayed back to back against a background of lotus flowers and leaves.
Exterior: on the lower body a frieze of half flowers are painted between scrolls. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring; a square seal mark is painted in black on the base. Scar mark just below the rim indicates contact with another vessel in the kiln.

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: 7.5 cm
Weight: 3282 g
Width: 48 cm

Relative size of this object

48 cm7.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Mashad ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

First half of 17th century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1650 CE

School or Style

Safavid

Components of the work

Base Diameter 25.5 cm
Rim Diameter 48 cm

Materials used in production

blue Pigment colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze white Slip Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware, mould made covered in a white slip, carved and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze
Painting underglaze Glazing (coating) Slip-coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted under the glaze

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.496-1991
Primary reference Number: 75298
Packing number: CHICER 986
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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