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Bowl fragment: C.515-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear glaze.
Shape: irregular fragment sitting on a narrow, low foot ring
Interior: on the base, in a roundel contained by two black concentric lines, a spotted hare is outlined in black against a blue background containing turquoise and white rounded leaves. A series of vertical friezes radiate from the roundel but these are barely visible due to the breakage of the vessel.
Exterior: thick black concentric lines are visible on the lower body. The glaze runs unevenly over this surface, at times reaching the foot ring.

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: 4.5 cm
Weight: 142 g
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

12.5 cm4.5 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

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1250 CE - 1399 CE

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue, turquoise) glaze ( clear) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) Exterior composed of glaze ( clear, runs unevenly over this surface, at times reaching the foot ring) Base Diameter 6.1 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware probably wheel thrown, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a clear glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.515-1991
Primary reference Number: 75361
Packing number: ISCER 652
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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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