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Tile: C.1774-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in three colours under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, black and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: roughly square, with slightly bevelled edges
Upper surface: all outlined in black, a rosette, partial palmette and saz leaf are coloured with black and turquoise and reserved on a blue background.
Lower surface: undecorated, partially covered with plaster.

Notes

History note: Purchased from the ‘Mosque of Omar’ (also known as the Dome of the Rock) at Jerusalem on 15th March, 1904

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr. J.W.L. Glaisher, 1928

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.4 cm
Height: 22.6 cm
Width: 20.5 cm

Relative size of this object

20.5 cm22.6 cm2.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Jerusalem ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 16th-17th Century
Circa 1550 CE - Circa 1699 CE

School or Style

Ottoman

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( colourless)
Upper Surface composed of pigment ( in blue, turquoise and black)

Materials used in production

buff-coloured Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, black and turquoise under a colourless glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1774-1928
Primary reference Number: 17540
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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