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Jar: C.529-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black under a blue glaze

Off white and powdery fritware, probably wheel thrown, and painted in black under a blue crazed, lightly pitted glaze.
Shape: everted rim and straight, short neck descending, via a ridge, onto an inverted pair shaped body sitting on a low foot ring.
Exterior: on the neck a "kufesque" band is reserved in black. On the upper body, above the ridge, a pattern of angular lines is also reserved in black. On the central body, zigzag lines are painted in black forming concentric rings that accentuate the vessel shape. Blue glaze covers the surface and runs unevenly over the surface of the foot ring.
Interior: covered with a thinner coating of blue glaze


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: 20 cm
Weight: 942 g
Width: 16.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1299 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, underglaze paint) glaze ( blue, runs unevenly over the surface of the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( blue, thinly covered)
Base Diameter 9.2 cm
Rim Diameter 9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Off white and powdery fritware, probably wheel thrown, and painted in black under a blue crazed, lightly pitted glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular card label tied with string attached

  • Text: ISCER/583
  • Location: Tied around neck with string
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.529-1991
Primary reference Number: 75430
Packing number: ISCER 583
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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