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Bowl: C.507-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Brown earthenware with slip decoration and an amber glaze

Brown wheel thrown earthenware; coated with a dark brown slip with lighter brown slip painted decoration, incised around the edges under an amber glaze.
Shape: Conical bowl wheel thrown with slightly in-turned rim and a disc base which has been cut away on the interior.
Interior: Coated in dark brown slip with designs painted in light brown slip and defined with incised edges. On the body a frieze of repeating fleur-de-lis and ‘V’ shapes is enclosed by concentric lines below the rim and above the base. On the roundel a rosette pattern is painted. Three spur marks around the edge of this roundel indicate the use of a tripod stacking device during firing.
Exterior: Decorated with an amber glaze over a thin brown slip that covers vessel body up to the base or just above the base.


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: 6.7 cm
Weight: 337 g
Width: 18.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fustat ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
Circa 1300 - 1399

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( amber) slip ( dark brown) slip paint ( light brown)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( amber) slip ( dark brown)
Rim Diameter 18.5 cm
Base Diameter 7.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown wheel thrown earthenware; coated with a dark brown slip with lighter brown slip painted decoration under an amber glaze.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.507-1991
Primary reference Number: 75337
Packing number: ISCER 581
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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