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Bowl: OC.168-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware incised or painted in blue and black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, mould made, incised or painted in blue and black under a transparent turquoise glaze.
Shape : lobbed hemispherical but irregular bowl, imitating a repousse metal design, with a straight neck. Sits on a slightly flaring foot ring.
Interior: on the neck black Arabic script reserved in blue. All remaining decoration is painted in black. The repousse shapes of the body are outlined with lines and filled with three rows of oval cartouches containing crosses. The cartouches closest to the base terminate in a vertical line. In the roundel a harpy is painted on a background of scrolls but this decoration is partially obscured by pooled glaze.
Exterior: on the neck a black band is incised with Arabic script. On the body decoration is identical to that on the interior except that blue, rather than black is used to outline the repousse design. A broad black band is painted on the foot ring. Glaze runs unevenly over the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Bought from Garabed, May 1927

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Weight: 449 g
Width: 19.5 cm

Relative size of this object

19.5 cm12 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Neck composed of slip ( black) Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( turquoise, pooled in base) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs unevenly over the foot ring) Rim Diameter 18.2 cm
Base Diameter 7.6 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, incised or painted in blue and black under a transparent turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: incised through black slip in a concentric frieze

  • Text: Arabic script (cursive)
  • Location: Exterior neck
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label serrated on the upper and lower edges

  • Text: ‘INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART, LONDON 1931’ (printed in black), ‘R19’ (hand written in black), ‘101Q’ (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: ‘CITY OF MANCHESTER ART GALLERY’ (printed in grey), ‘5407’, ‘B.H. – 101Q’ and ‘5327’ (hand written in black, latter crossed through)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the object surface

  • Text: '19' (hand written in black, flanked by other numbers that have been crossed through in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.168-1946
Primary reference Number: 77604
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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