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Bowl: C.543-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

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

Pinky buff fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black with blue and turquoise highlights under a clear, lightly crazed glaze
Shape: flat everted rim on a bi-conical bowl with a low foot ring
Interior: a radiating design comprises an eight pointed star in blue and black separating black cone shaped cartouches which close in arcading on the rim. The cartouches contain, alternately, black cursive script on a hatched ground, or black dots and lines flanked by borders of turquoise or blue. In the spandrels around the arches on the rim, black scrolling vegetation is coloured with blue or turquoise. Three trivet marks in the base indicate use of tripod stacking devices during firing.
Exterior: the rim is painted black. On the body vertical lines radiate between concentric bands, all in black. Glaze covers the surface unevenly, running over the carination onto the lower body, with a spot on the underside of 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: 7 cm
Weight: 826 g
Width: 27.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue, turquoise) glaze ( clear, crazed)
Exterior composed of pigment ( black)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( covers the surface unevenly, running over the carination onto the lower body. A spot is present on the underside of the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 27.3 cm
Base Diameter 8.3 cm

Materials used in production

Throwing

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinky buff fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black with blue and turquoise highlights undera clear, lightly crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: wedge shaped panels with Arabic inscription against a hatched ground or line and dots

  • Text: al-`izz
  • Location: Interior
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 455/a
  • Location: Exterior base, underside foot ring
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.543-1991
Primary reference Number: 75478
Packing number: ISCER 541
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 December 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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