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Dish: C.53-1998

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Current Location: Gallery 33

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Production: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Buff fritware, mould made, coated in a white glaze painted in brown lustre.
Shape: flat base and straight sides with a flaring, indented dodecagonal rim
Interior: the rim edge is painted in lustre. On the body vertical panels alternate between inscriptions reserved in lustre and palmette cartouche containing stylised lustre birds and scrolls. At the join between body and base a further inscription is painted in lustre. On the roundel a lustre rosette is encircled by split palmettes reserved on a lustred ground incised with scrolls.
Exterior: lustre palmettes are painted between concentric lines. Glaze runs over the lower body

Notes

History note: Purportedly found in the Gurgan area; the father of Major Raymond Ades; Major Raymond Ades; Major Raymond Ades by whom lent to the Fitzwilliam in 1976 the Ades family

Legal notes

Given by the Ades family to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.6 cm
Weight: 727 g
Width: 27.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran
  • Gurgan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-11-23) by Ades Family

Dating

13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - 1220 CE

Note

This form was based on a metal prototype

School or Style

Kashan

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( opque white glaze, probably tin-glazed)
Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( opque white glaze, probably tin-glazed)
Base Diameter 18 cm
Rim Diameter 27.5 cm
Interior Body

Materials used in production

moulded Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware, mould made, coated in a white glaze painted in brown lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: cursive Arabic script

  • Location: Interior, on join between body and base
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: cursive Arabic script

  • Location: Interior on sides
  • Method of creation: Reserved in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: white rectangle with black dotted ends, printed in black

  • Text: 31
  • Location: Adhered to exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small black rectangle with reserved white

  • Text: 40
  • Location: Adhered to exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangle with canted corners and red border inscribed in blue-black ink

  • Text: MAJOR ADES\LOAN\6-1976
  • Location: Adhered to exterior base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.53-1998
Primary reference Number: 28802
Old loan number: AL.6-1976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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