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Tile: C.37-1935

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Unknown (Potter)


17 fritware painted in polychrome under a white glaze

Colortbl red green, blue
fritware, mould made, painted in two shades of blue, black, green and red slip under a transparent, crazed white glaze. b Shape: roughly square with slightly bevelled edges
Upper surface: part of a reticulated design; all decoration is outlined in black. At the centre, clasped by a three tone blue agrafe, two sinuous blue stems, each forming an ogee, are overlain by stems of prunus flowers with central red dot. The stems divide the tile surface into quadrants filled with a central blue, green and red palmette flower surrounded by curving flower stems of blue hyacinth and red tulips or carnations. Glaze covers the surface, running over the edges in places.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given in memory of Niall Claude Beddington

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.3 cm
Height: 36 cm
Weight: 3172 g
Width: 35.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935-06-17) by Beddington, N. A. C.


Early 18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1725 1725 CE


Attributed to Iznik on accession but now re-attributed to Diyarbakir

School or Style

Iznik style

Components of the work

Upper Surface: composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise, green, sealing-wax red, and black) glaze ( white, transparent, crazed, covers the surface, running over the edges in places)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in two shades of blue, black, green and red slip under a transparent, crazed white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: written in pencil directly onto object surface

  • Location: Lower surface
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.37-1935
Primary reference Number: 17587
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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