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Bowl: C.561-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware, coated in a white slip, painted in black and turquoise under a clear, crazed glaze

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in black and turquoise under a clear, crazed glaze.
Shape: plain rim on a cono-segmental bowl and a low foot ring
Interior: rim is painted black. On the body, a frieze of oval cartouche with scalloped edge, framed above by abstract birds, both outlined in black against a turquoise background. The cartouche contain scalloped black ‘S’ shapes and turquoise tongue shaped leaves outlined in black. On the base, a five pointed star with dashes between and adorning the arms, is contained within a roundel with contoured edge painted turquoise. Three scars on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: black paint on the rim continues on the exterior, while on the upper body, a frieze of scrolls is contained within two concentric lines. Glaze covers this frieze but ends on the upper body, the white slip cover the exterior including the underside of the foot ring. Two scar marks on the rim and upper body probably result from contact with other vessels in the kiln.

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: 10.2 cm
Weight: 798 g
Width: 22 cm

Relative size of this object

22 cm10.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Khurasan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

15th century
Circa 1400 CE - 1499 CE

Note

Provincial ware

School or Style

Timurid

Components of the work

Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( clear, crazed, covers this frieze but ends on the upper body)
Interior composed of glaze ( clear, crazed) pigment ( turquoise, black) slip ( white)
Exterior composed of slip ( white)
Rim Diameter 22 cm
Base Diameter 7.6 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in black and turquoise under a clear, crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.561-1991
Primary reference Number: 75527
Packing number: ISCER 545
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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