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Bowl: OC.147-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue under a turquoise glaze

Fritware painted in blue under a turquoise crackled glaze
Shape: bi-conical bowl with an everted, ‘hammer head’ rim descends via a carination onto a narrow foot ring
Interior: the rim is dashed with lines and crescents. On the body, delineated by a pair of horizontal lines, two birds, both with heads turned at an angle to their bodies strut either side of a tree with feathery leaves. Three scar marks on the interior indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln. Glaze has run on the neck, forming droplets at one point indicating that the vessel was fired upside down.
Exterior: pairs of vertical lines run from the rim onto the lower body. Glaze terminates on the lower body.

Notes

History note: Formerly in the collection of Jacques Doucet (Paris)

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael bequest, 1941, received, 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.6 cm
Weight: 1669 g
Width: 29.7 cm

Relative size of this object

29.7 cm11.6 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

  • Samarqand ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

14th - early 15th Century
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1425 CE

Note

Shape and interior decoration are Timurid but the exterior decoration could point to an earlier date.

School or Style

Timurid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( turquoise, crackled)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( turquoise, crackled)
Rim Diameter 29.7 cm
Base Diameter 9.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue under a turquoise crackled glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edges

  • Text: 'INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART , LONDON, 1931' (printed around the edge), 'R33/C.D. 38-1941' (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small circular label

  • Text: '33'
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: blue border (printed), ‘Doucet of Paris’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.147-1946
Primary reference Number: 77576
Oscar Raphael: 33
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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