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Bowl: C.524-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware with carved black slip under a turquoise glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, with carved black slip, under a dull crazed and lightly pitted but thick turquoise glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with a gentle carination in the upper body, a flat rim and a moderately high foot ring.
Interior: a guilloche pattern is apparently on the rim is confined by a thin line above and a thicker line below on the upper body. The well is decorated with Arabic inscription (kufic), surrounded by scrolls and vegetation produced by carving a black slip.
Exterior: rim is partially painted line. Glaze runs over the body, covering the surface unevenly and running onto the foot ring.


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 cm
Weight: 404 g
Width: 20.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late
Circa 1150 CE - 1200 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( black) glaze ( turquoise)
Exterior Rim composed of slip ( black)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise, covers the surface unevenly and running onto the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 20.7 cm
Base Diameter 7.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, with carved black slip, under a dull crazed and lightly pitted but thick turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.524-1991
Primary reference Number: 75418
Packing number: ISCER 975
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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