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Jar: C.57-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, black and dark red under a colourless glaze
Shape: inverted pear shape with flaring neck, sits on a low foot ring
Exterior: rim is painted with a blue band over a pseudo-calligraphic band on the neck. On the shoulder and lower body identical friezes of inverted, paired petals are outlined in black on a background of dotted triangles painted in black, red and blue. Glaze runs over the surface and pools on the foot ring.
Interior: blue from the rim runs onto the neck, glazed.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.5 cm
Weight: 458 g
Width: 12.5 cm

Relative size of this object

12.5 cm17.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1905-04-18) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

First half of 13th century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1250 CE

School or Style

Ayyubid

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, black, red) Base Diameter 6.8 cm
Rim Diameter 7.4 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, runs over the surface and pools on the foot ring Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, black and dark red under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "143" (hand written)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.57-1935
Primary reference Number: 75551
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: 143
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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