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Dish: C.547-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, coated in a white slip painted blue and black under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a powdery white slip painted in blue and black under a clear crazed glaze.
Shape: Segmental bowl with an angular lip and bead rim, sits on a low foot ring base.
Interior: rim is stripped with blue lines, while on the lip a frieze of blue cross-hatching is separated at regular intervals by black vertical lines containing blue dots. On the interior, lobbed cartouches are outlined in black and contain either a blue cross within a circle or a series of blue dots. The cartouches are painted against a background of blue scrolling lines.
Exterior: On the upper body a frieze of blue vertical lines are contained within two concentric lines. The glaze reaches a mid point on the body below which a powdery white slip is visible covering the remaining surface.


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: 8 cm
Weight: 1,472 g
Width: 32 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century, Late-15th Century#
Circa 1395 CE - 1499 CE


Rare piece as few examples of early Kubachi wares survive

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( clear)
Base Diameter 11.2 cm
Rim Diameter 32 cm

Materials used in production

white, powdery Slip

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a powdery white slip painted in blue and black under a clear crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 462
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.547-1991
Primary reference Number: 75487
Packing number: ISCER 970
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 May 2018 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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