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Tile: C.58-2007

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, moulded and coated in a turquoise glaze

Fritware with moulded decoration on the upper surface, which is also coated in a turquoise glaze.
Shape: rectangular tile with flat edges
Upper surface: a floriated frieze occupies the upper quarter. The lower section depicts an elephant followed by a large quadruped, possibly a horse with rider) over a foliated background and above a narrow ridge. Glaze runs from the upper surface over the edges.
Lower surface: undecorated except for drips of glaze from the upper surface

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by P.H.D.S. Wikramaratna in memory of his brother Professor P.H. Diananda

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3.2 cm
Height: 22.7 cm
Weight: 1965 cm
Width: 24.0 cm

Relative size of this object

24 cm22.7 cm3.2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by Wikramaratna, P. H. D. S.

Dating

Probably early 20th century
Circa 1900 CE - Circa 1950 CE

Components of the work

Underside composed of glaze ( turquoise, a few splashes) Edges composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs down the sides in drips) Upper Surface composed of glaze ( turquoise)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware with moulded decoration on the upper surface, which is also coated in a turquoise glaze.
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.58-2007
Primary reference Number: 163290
Entry form number: 976
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Tile" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/163290 Accessed: 2022-08-16 16:23:34

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