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Dish: C.569-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white slip, painted in four colours under a clear glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in emerald green, red, blue and black under a clear glaze.
Shape: plain rim on a shallow hemispherical bowl sitting on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: on the rim enclosed within two grey concentric lines is a frieze of diagonal grey lines separated by red horizontal lines. Pendant black scrolls highlighted with blue or red protrude from this frieze into the floral spray on the body. The spray and accompanying leaves emerge from a grassy tuft, all outlined in black. Tulips, carnations and roses are painted in blue and red, on green stems adorned with saz like leaves or red and green leaves.
Exterior: contained within green concentric lines, a frieze of paired green tulips separate rosettes. On the foot ring a series of concentric grey lines. Glaze covers the exterior except for the rim of the foot ring.

Labels: 1) Rectangular, printed in faded black with a scrolled oval cartouche and the words 'Exposition Retrospective/De Lyon', and inscribed '220' and 'Aunay' (?). (2) Circular with serrated edge, numbered '509' in pencil


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: 5.9 cm
Weight: 1088 g
Width: 31.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late
Ottoman period
Circa 1570 - 1575

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, green, red, and black)
Exterior composed of pigment ( green)
Base Diameter 17.9 cm
Rim Diameter 31.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear, covers surface except for rim of foot ring Glaze
white Slip

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in emerald green, red, blue and black under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)
Slip coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular label printed in faded black with a scrolled oval cartouche

  • Text: EXPOSITION RETROSPECITVE/DE LYON (printed), 220 (hand written) and possibly Aunay (hand written)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed and hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 509
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.569-1991
Primary reference Number: 75544
Packing number: ISCER 531
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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