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Dish: C.501-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown (Possibly)




Earthenware painted in greenish brown under a transparent off-white galze

Earthenware, painted in greenish brown under a transparent off-white, crazed glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with a plain rim and an angled lip on a carinated bowl, sitting on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with dots; on the lip enclosed with concentric lines a scrolling vegetal frieze comprises tendrils and buds. A concentric band on the lower lip frames the decoration on the roundel comprising a prancing goat with long horns and beard amid a vegetal landscape of ferns and budded plants. Three scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device during firing.
Exterior: rim is painted brown; below which a concentric line is painted. On the upper body, above the carination, a frieze of roughly drawn spirals is enclosed between concentric lines. Glaze coverage is uneven on the spiral frieze and does not extend below the carination.


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: 7.1 cm
Weight: 1159 g
Width: 32.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


17th or 18th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1799 CE

Components of the work

Rim composed of pigment ( brown) Diameter 32.2 cm
Interior composed of pigment ( greenish brown) glaze ( off-white, transparent)
Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( greenish brown) glaze ( uneven coverage, does not extend below carination)
Base Diameter 11.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, painted in greenish brown under a transparent whitish, crazed glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.501-1991
Primary reference Number: 75316
Packing number: ISCER 571
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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