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Jug: C.140-1933

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, black, green and red under a colourless glaze.
Shape: bulbous pear shaped jug, flaring slightly towards the rim and sitting on a foot ring base. A handle is connected to the rim and to the mid point of the body.
Exterior: on the body and neck two friezes of tulips are outlined in black and coloured with red, painted on a green or blue fish scale pattern. Defining these friezes are narrow concentric bans of a black guilloche pattern below the rim, black and red chevron and dotted half rosettes on the lower neck and black scrolling lines on the lower body. The handle is painted with black horizontal dashes, framed on the sides with a blue vertical line. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze.

Notes

History note: From the collection of Alfred A. de Pass

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. de Pass

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.2 cm
Weight: 841 g
Width: 16.1 cm

Relative size of this object

16.1 cm24.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by de Pass, Alfred A.

Dating

Late 16th Century
Circa 1575 - Circa 1580

School or Style

Ottoman

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, black, green and red)
Rim Diameter 8.5 cm
Base Diameter 9.2 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, black, green and red under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a rectangular white paper label with corners cut away

  • Text: blue printed border, ‘Rhodian Ewer / Tulips on a blue and green / scale foallerum ground/16th cent./Murray Marks & de Pass coll.’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: oval white paper label

  • Text: ‘FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM / GIVEN BY / ALFRED A. DE PASS / 1933’
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.140-1933
Primary reference Number: 137706
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 February 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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