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Dish: MAR.C.113-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with an angled, flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim a meandering scroll of blue and red tulips and rosettes is reserved in green. The cavetto is plain white except for a frieze of blue waves and red dots that encircle the roundel. In the roundel, a floral spray including saz leaves and pomegranate red and blue flower heads is outlined in black, all reserved in green. Impurities in the glaze on the roundel have resulted in lumps and scarring on the surface.
Exterior: just below the rim a black bracketed line is painted. On the body, a frieze of blue ovals and fleurs de lys are outlined in black. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.7 cm
Weight: 793 g
Width: 27.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1905-03-26) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century, Late
Circa 1585 CE - Circa 1590 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black)
Interior composed of pigment ( red slip, emerald green, blue and black)
Base Diameter 14 cm
Rim Diameter 27.6 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 red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.113-1912
Primary reference Number: 77359
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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