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Tile: C.412-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, coated in a white slip painted in six colours under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in blue, green, pink, yellow brown and grey under a colourless glaze
Shape: rectangular with moulded surface conforming to decoration
Decoration: on the raised upper edge a blue and yellow rosette is at the centre of a frieze of polychrome scrolling vines, buds and leaves. In relief in the centre of the tile, reserved in blue, a horse and rider carrying a parasol is dressed in a yellow turban and green spotted robe. In the background floral sprays and stylised hillocks with buildings.

Legal notes

Given by Dr. & Mrs. J.C. Burkhill

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.3 cm
Height: 23.5 cm
Width: 16.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-07-23) by Burkill, J. C., Dr & Mrs


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1899 CE

School or Style

Qajar (1779-1924)#

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigments ( blue, green, pink, yellow, brown and grey) slip ( white)
Decoration composed of glaze ( colourless)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a white slip painted in blue, green, pink, yellow, brown and grey under a colourless glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.412-1984
Primary reference Number: 17506
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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