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Dish: OC.157-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a blue or white glaze painted in lustre on the interior

Pinkish fritware, probably wheel thrown coated in a white glaze painted in brown lustre on the interior and glazed in blue on the reverse
Shape: irregular conical dish with wide, everted rim and a low foot ring
Interior: blue glaze from the exterior runs onto the interior rim edge, Arabic script is painted in lustre on the rim. On the body, reserved on a lustred ground, a series of different birds, a griffin and a fox around a central dotted cheetah are surrounded by scrolling vegetation and split palmettes.
Exterior: blue glaze runs unevenly over the exterior terminating on the lower body or foot ring.

Notes

History note: Bought from Garabed, 1930

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.7 cm
Weight: 1564 g
Width: 36 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century, Late
Circa 1179 CE - Circa 1198 CE

School or Style

Seljuk
Monumental style

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, runs unevenly over the exterior terminating on the lower body or foot ring)
Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Base Diameter 18.5 cm
Rim Diameter 36 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware, probably wheel thrown coated in a white glaze painted in brown lustre on the interior and glazed in blue on the reverse

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: cursive arabic script

  • Location: Rim interior
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 'International Exhibition of Persian Art, London, 1931' (printed around edge), 'R 29' (hand written in black on a printed line)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: square paper label

  • Text: border, coat of arms and ‘City of Manchester Art Gallery’ (printed in grey), ‘5426/B.H. -159P’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in grey, hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: ’29.'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.157-1946
Primary reference Number: 77590
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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