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Bowl: C.580-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze.
Shape: T-shaped rim on a segmental bowl with a low foot ring
Interior: rim is painted blue, on the neck a thick black band delineates black arabesque decoration on the body comprising scrolling tendrils and leaves that emanate from a central cross.
Exterior: a black band covers the rim edge and the neck above a frieze of sinuous water weeds separated by a vertical line with central ‘V’ shape. Glaze runs unevenly over the exterior and in places onto the foot ring.

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: 8.3 cm
Weight: 378 g
Width: 18.5 cm

Relative size of this object

18.5 cm8.3 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

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1275 - 1399

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, runs unevenly over the exterior and in places onto the foot ring) Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise) Rim Diameter 18.5 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 313/l
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Arabic inscription directly onto vessel surface

  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.580-1991
Primary reference Number: 75570
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75570 Accessed: 2022-08-10 19:25:47

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