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Bowl: C.7-1909

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware pierced and painted in black and blue under a colourless glaze

Fritware, possibly wheel thrown, pierced and painted in black and blue under a colourless glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim on a low foot ring, a central dome protrudes on the interior base.
Interior: the rim is painted with groups of three black dashes. On the upper body, diagonal and curvilinear lines are pierced. Radiating from the central dome, a black star pattern is painted. Glaze coverage is uneven, especially on the upper body.
Exterior: undecorated except for the pierced decoration from the interior visible on the upper body. Glaze has slight impurities; the foot ring is unglazed but the underside is glazed.

Legal notes

Given by Charles Davis

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.6 cm
Weight: 297 g
Width: 19 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Davis, Charles


17th Century, Late-18th Century, Early#
Circa 1675 - Circa 1722

School or Style

Safavid (1501-1738)

Components of the work

Lower Body composed of pigment ( black)
Rim Diameter 19 cm
Base Diameter 6.4 cm
Upper Body

Materials used in production

coverage uneven on interior body, foot ring is unglazed but the underside of base is glazed Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, possibly wheel thrown, pierced and painted in black and blue under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1909
Primary reference Number: 75895
Old object number: C,144a-1909
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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