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Dish: C.567-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

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

Fritware coated in a white slip and painted in two shades of blue and turquoise under a clear glaze.
Shape: flattened rim on a shallow dish with curvaceous sides and a low, wide foot ring; the interior base has a slight dimple.
Interior: on the rim groups of blue vertical dashes separate horizontal blue ‘S’ shapes highlighted with turquoise which are also surrounded by further blue dashes. On the neck, a pair of concentric lines is painted in blue. On the base, contained within a dotted roundel and painted in reserve against a blue background, lobbed cartouches with sprouting scallops contain a saz leaf overlying a rosette. This frieze of cartouches surrounds another near identical central cartouche.
Exterior: a frieze of scrolling tendrils with flowers and buds is painted on the body contained within pairs of concentric lines. Slightly uneven coverage of the glaze with small patches uncovered, as well as the rim 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: 2.9 cm
Weight: 868 g
Width: 28.8 cm

Relative size of this object

28.8 cm2.9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 16th century
Circa 1535 - 1545

School or Style

Ottoman

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue)
Interior composed of pigment ( two shades of blue, turquoise)
Base Diameter 21.7 cm
Rim Diameter 28.8 cm

Materials used in production

clear, slightly uneven coverage on the exterior with small patches uncovered, as well as the rim of the foot ring Glaze
white Slip
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware coated in a white slip and painted in two shades of blue and turquoise under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)
Slip-coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 509/a
  • 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.567-1991
Primary reference Number: 75540
Packing number: ISCER 576
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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