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Dish: OC.3-1939

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black and blue under a clear glaze

Fritware, probably moulded, painted in black and blue under a clear glaze.
Shape: plain rim on a slightly carinated body, sits on a low wide foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a blue band, outlined in black. On the body a frieze of four human faces with black features are separated by roughly drawn black floral sprays highlighted with blue. In the roundel another face, similar to those on the body, is painted in black and surrounded by blue bands and black diagonal lines. Glaze is pooled slightly on the interior.
Exterior: glaze runs unevenly over the surface, terminating on the lower body. The underside of the foot ring is glazed.


History note: Lady St John Hope

Legal notes

Given by St. John Hope, Lady

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.1 cm
Weight: 355 g
Width: 21.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-04) by St John Hope, Lady


19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1875 - 1925

School or Style

Qajar (1779-1924)#

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear, pools slightly)
Exterior composed of glaze ( clear, terminates on lower body but also present on underside of foot ring)
Rim Diameter 21.9 cm
Base Diameter 9.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably moulded, painted in black and blue under a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscription in black ink on the underside of the foot ring, worn away and illegible

  • Text: unintelligible
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.3-1939
Primary reference Number: 77675
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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