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Dish: C.573-1991

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Current Location: In storage


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Wheel thrown buff earthenware, tin glazed on both sides, appearing greenish white on the reverse. Painted on the front in blue, green, yellow and manganese purple. Circular, with a flat narrow rim, curved sides and high footring, pierced by three holes for suspension. The central medallion contains a quatrefoil geometrical flower, surrounded by a circle of alternately blue and yellow lozenges between purple concentric circles. Outside this there is a zone of large blue, green and yellow lozenges and another narrow lonzenge border. The rim is divided into long narrow panels by groups of three manganese strokes.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitliner, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.8 cm
Weight: 1999 g
Width: 38 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • fez ⪼ Morocco ⪼ North Africa

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 19th Century
Circa 1850 CE - Circa 1899 CE

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, green and yellow with black outlines) Base Diameter 19.4 cm
Rim Diameter 38 cm

Materials used in production

white Glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Glazing Throwing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.573-1991
Primary reference Number: 75555
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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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