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Jug: C.505-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in grey slip decorated with white slip, painted black, blue or turquoise

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated in grey slip decorated with thick white slip and painted in black, blue or turquoise under a clear crazed glaze.
Shape: pear shaped jar with a collared neck and strap handle on a low foot ring
Exterior: designs painted in thick white slip, outlined in black and dotted with blue or turquoise pigment. Lozenge shapes form a frieze on the neck that is separated from the body by the vessel collar. On the central body, a frieze of birds (probably bustards) and hares is surrounded by foliage, while on the lower body a concentric line defines a frieze of vertical of white or black lines Glaze runs over the lower body to a point just above the foot ring but also on the underside of foot ring.
Interior: devoid of decoration other than a thin clear glaze.

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: 24.5 cm
Weight: 1044 g
Width: 17.2 cm

Relative size of this object

17.2 cm24.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Khurasan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1275 CE - 1399 CE

Note

Example of Bojnurd ware

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black, blue, turquoise) glaze ( clear, crazed) slip ( grey, over whole surface) slip ( white, formed into shapes for decoration)
Interior composed of glaze ( clear, crazed)
Base Diameter 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated in grey slip decorated with thick white slip and painted in black, blue or turquoise under a clear crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular card tie on label with string

  • Text: ISCER/601
  • Location: Attached to handle with string
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.505-1991
Primary reference Number: 75332
Packing number: ISCER 601
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Audit data

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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