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Bowl: C.571-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Earthenware coated in a brown slip painted brown and turquoise under a yellow glaze

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a light brown slip, painted in brown and turquoise under yellow, slightly crazed glaze.
Shape: thickly potted, plain rim and straight neck descending via a carination onto a conical bowl that sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: rim is painted at regular intervals with dashed lines, while on the neck triangles outlined in brown contain lozenges with a turquoise central dot. On the body, a radiating pattern of curvaceous vertical panels is contained between two horizsontal friezes comprising brown crosses. The panel design alternates between a brown zigzag line, contained within vertical lines and delimiting turquoise dots, and brown crosses. On the base, a roundel contains brown semi-ovals with turquoise dots around an unglazed central area. Three scar marks on the lower body indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: on the neck, a frieze of brown triangles contains turquoise dots. Glaze covers the surface to a mid-point on the lower body, while the brown slip covers the surface to the foot ring.


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: 11.2 cm
Weight: 1523 g
Width: 26.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bukhara ⪼ Central Asia

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1899 CE

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( brown, turquoise) slip ( light brown) glaze ( yellow)
Exterior Neck composed of pigment ( brown, turquoise)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( light brown, covers surface to foot ring) glaze ( yellow)
Base Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 26.7 cm
Exterior Upper Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, covered with a light brown slip painted in brown and turquoise under yellow, slightly crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper supermarket modern pricing sticker; adjacent to the remains of a large rectangular paper label that has been removed

  • Text: 797990
  • Location: Interior neck
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with blue edging; overlies a circular paper label with scalloped edge that is blank

  • Text: 2B
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.571-1991
Primary reference Number: 75548
Packing number: ISCER 579
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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