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Bowl: C.84-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a white slip painted in black and blue under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in blue and black under a clear glaze.
Shape: biconical bowl with plain rim, sits on a foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted blue under which a frieze of medallions is painted against a background of scrolling vegetation reserved in black. Within the medallions a stylised lotus flower is outlined in black against a blue background. On the lower body five inscriptions in Arabic script are painted in black. In the roundel two confronted figures are painted in blue and black, surrounded by dotted leaves and palmettes.
Exterior: the rim is painted black, while on the body a scrolling vine is adorned with stylised leaves and buds that are outlined in black and coloured with blue. The glaze covers the body to just above the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.4 cm
Weight: 398 g
Width: 21 cm

Relative size of this object

21 cm9.4 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1299 CE

Note

Elements of decorative style dating to before and after the Mongol conquests

School or Style

Seljuk
Il-Khanid

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear)
Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear)
Rim Diameter 21 cm
Base Diameter 8.6 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip and painted in blue and black under a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: five inscriptions in arabic script (naskh) painted in the glaze surrounding the roundel

  • Location: Interior body
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

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

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) "142" (hand written in black); "46 " (hand written in pencil and framed by a circle)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written in black and in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: inscribed directly onto the base

  • Text: 142
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.84-1935
Primary reference Number: 76214
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.142
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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