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Dish: C.70-1911

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware painted in black under a transparent turquoise glaze
Shape: shallow bowl with curvaceous sides and a plain rim, a slight dimple on the interior base; sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: inverted ‘V’ shapes and groups of dashes hang from the rim. On the body a fish-headed monster with a tail wears spotted clothes and holds a standard. The figure is flanked by plants with fern like leaves. The composition is painted in a sketchy style. Glaze is cracked and has pooled at one point in the cavetto.
Exterior: undecorated except for pitted glaze which runs unevenly over the lower body. Splashes of glaze are present on the underside of the foot ring. A scar mark on the upper body indicates contact with another vessel in the kiln.


History note: Spink & Son Ltd., 6 King Street, St James's, London, SW, from whom purchased for £3.0s.0d by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.2 cm
Weight: 471 g
Width: 23.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-12-31) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 CE

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)
Qajar (1779-1924)#

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, transparent)
Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, transparent and pitted, runs unevenly over lower body and splashes on underside of foot ring)
Base Diameter 10.3 cm
Rim Diameter 23.6 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware painted in black under a transparent turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-1911
Primary reference Number: 75860
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 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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