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Dish: MAR.C.112-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, red and turquoise/emerald green under a pitted colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a foliated flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim a blue and black rock wave pattern is interspersed with blue and green split palmette ‘S’ shaped scrolls. On the body a palmette, clasped with an agrafe, form the central point of a polychrome floral scroll further comprising two arching saz leaves framed by carnations and tulips. A small heart shaped arabesque is painted on the bud from which the palmette emerges.
Exterior: below the rim a blue bracketed line. On the body paired blue tulips alternate with rosettes in green and blue. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Weight: 891 g
Width: 29 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century, Late
Circa 1575 CE - Circa 1580 CE


Floral style

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, green and black)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, red and turquoise/emerald green)
Base Diameter 16.5 cm
Rim Diameter 29 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, red and turquoise/emerald green under a pitted colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.112-1912
Primary reference Number: 77358
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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