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Jar: C.62-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in turquoise, blue and lustre under a colourless glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in turquoise, blue and lustre under or on a crazed, colourless glaze
Shape: inverted pear shaped jar with straight neck and an everted triangular rim, sits on a low foot ring.
Exterior: the rim is painted with a band of lustre. On the lower body a frieze of vertical lines in lustre imitate Arabic letters, while on the neck and body three similar bands of pseudo-calligraphy are painted in lustre on a dotted ground. The bands on the body enclose a frieze of palmettes, four of which are encircled by circles of blue or turquoise, and one section of calligraphy all of which are reserved on a lustred ground. On the lower body, the glaze covers the surface unevenly and leaves the fabric exposed in one area; it also pools slightly in places. A thinner glaze covers the lower body and base except for the rim of the foot ring.
Interior: lustre paint on the rim continues on the interior.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.2 cm
Weight: 987 g
Width: 17.2 cm

Relative size of this object

17.2 cm24.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) 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, turquoise) oxide colours ( lustre) Rim Diameter 9.2 cm
Base Diameter 9.3 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the surface unevenly and leaves the fabric exposed in one area; it also pools slightly in places. A thinner glaze covers the lower body and base except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in turquoise, blue and lustre under or on a crazed, colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "144" (hand written in black), "78" (hand written in pencil and crossed through)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.62-1935
Primary reference Number: 75691
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.144
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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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