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Dish: C.575-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Possibly Unknown (Potter)

Description

Earthenware coated in a cream slip, painted in four colours under a clear glaze

Buff earthenware, coated in a cream slip painted blue, purple, turquoise and black under a clear slightly crazed glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl, thickly potted with an angled lip and slight carination in the body, sits on a narrow, low foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted blue, while on the lip roughly fish are outlined in black and contain a large blue dot. On the remainder of the vessel all decoration is outlined in black and filled with blue, purple or turquoise colour. On the body, paired turquoise and purple petals are framed above and below by blue dots painted within a rough tailed semi-circle. In the roundel, a lion with large purple spots walks amongst a landscape of blue leaves and two turquoise cypress trees with blue core. Scars on the base may indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: blue paint continues onto the rim exterior. On the upper body, four roughly drawn turquoise spirals, one of which is splashed with turquoise, are painted at regular intervals. The glaze runs unevenly from the mid point on the body, ending on the lower body; the remainder of the cream slip is visible on the remainder of the surface.

Notes

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: 7.3 cm
Weight: 1394 g
Width: 32.3 cm

Relative size of this object

32.3 cm7.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th century
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1500 CE

Note

Provincial ware

School or Style

Timurid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, purple, turquoise, blue) glaze ( clear, slightly crazed) slip ( cream) Exteiror Body composed of slip ( cream) Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( purple, turquoise) Exterior Body composed of glaze ( runs unevenly from the mid point on the body, ending on the lower body) Rim Diameter 32.3 cm
Base Diameter 9.6 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, coated in a cream slip painted blue, purple, turquoise and black under a clear slightly crazed glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.575-1991
Primary reference Number: 75560
Packing number: ISCER 577
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Audit data

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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