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Fragment: C.574-1991

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Potter: Unknown


  • Fragment
  • Other name: fragments of a bowl
  • Category: Islamic pottery
  • Category: Iznik



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

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in red, blue, green and black under a clear glaze. .
Shape: irregular fragment comprising a plain rim on a hemispherical body
Exterior: just below the rim a black chevron pattern is highlighted with blue and red. On the body lotus arcades are coloured alternately blue or red and contain a tulip and rosette both white with green leaves and red or green centres. Above the arcading green spandrels contain a half rosette with red dotted centre.
Interior: undecorated except for a black concentric line just below the rim. The glaze covers the interior.


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: 9.3 cm
Weight: 98 g
Width: 15 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late
Circa 1560 CE - 1590 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black)
Exterior composed of pigment ( red, blue, green and black)
Rim Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
white Slip

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.574-1991
Primary reference Number: 75558
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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