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Ewer: C.75-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, moulded and wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a transparent turquoise glaze.
Shape: bulbous, globular body with an embossed neck and cock head spout with a frilled rim. The handle, imitating bird feathers, is ribbed and adorned with protruding scrolls; it is attached to the spout and upper body.
Exterior: the surface is covered into four friezes that are divided by bands of epigraphy, reserved in black. Below a blue rim the upper surface is painted with a cock’s head surrounded by palmettes reserved in black, this accentuates the moulded decoration. On the neck further palmettes are reserved in black but here they are interspersed with tear drop cartouche containing trefoils painted in black and reserved in blue. Occupying most of the body, and reserved and outlined in black with splashes of blue, figures with moon faces are surrounded by dotted trefoils and scrolling vegetation. On the lower body a scrolling water weed pattern is painted in black. Glaze runs over the surface to a point just above the foot ring
Interior: coated in a turquoise glaze, at least to the neck.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 37.4 cm
Weight: 1264 g
Width: 22.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1299 CE

School or Style

Seljuk
Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( turquoise, runs over the surface to a point just above the foot ring)
Interior Spout composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 8.3 cm
Base Diameter 9.9 cm
Body
Spout

Materials used in production

Fritware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: three concentric bands, which divide larger friezes

  • Text: Arabic cursive script
  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Inscribed through black slip
  • Type: Inscription

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '21' hand written in black ink, ‘36’, hand written in pencil (encircled in the top right hand corner)
  • 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.75-1935
Primary reference Number: 75975
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.124
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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