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Tile panel: C.25-28-1911

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and turquoise with black outlines under a clear glaze
Shape: a roughly square panel comprises four square tiles, arranged in two rows of two tiles enclosed by an ebonised wood frame
Upper surface: a sinuous stem is adorned with flowers of varying size including tulips and groups of rosettes (with the appearance of bunches of grapes). Framing the panel a frieze of scrolling half palmettes and flowers is reserved in blue.
Lower surface: not visible due to hanging of panel.

Legal notes

Given by T.H.Riches M.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 64.2 cm
Width: 67 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria ⪼ Levant

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by Riches, Thomas Henry


16th Century, second half#
Circa 1550 CE - Circa 1600 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( blue, green and turquoise with black outlines) glaze ( clear)
Frame composed of ebonised wood Width 4.5 cm
Tile - Bottom Left Height 26.2 cm Width 29 cm
Tile - Bottom Right Height 26.5 cm Width 26.5 cm
Tile - Top Right Height 28.5 cm Width 28.5 cm
Tile - Top Left Height 29.2 cm Width 29.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and turquoise with black outlines under a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white lettering on a black frame

  • Location: On frame
  • Method of creation: Stencilled on wood
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-28-1911
Primary reference Number: 140050
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 August 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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