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Bottle: C.55-1998

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with lustre.
Shape: globular body sitting on a low foot ring, cylindrical neck tapers via a carination to a narrow bead rim. A strap handle with thumb rest is attached to the neck and upper body.
Exterior: on the neck and handle a roughly painted fret pattern is enclosed above and below by a lustre panel. On the upper body an inscription is surrounded by scrolls, both painted in lustre, and enclosed above and below by bands of lustre incised with further inscriptions. On the lower body, painted in lustre, a chain stripe pattern is enclosed above and below by concentric lines. Glaze runs over the lower body, terminating in droplets.
Interior: the rim is painted with a lustre band and on the neck four spots of lustre are visible. Glaze covers the surface as far as is visible.

Notes

History note: Purportedly found in the Gurgan area; the father of 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: 18.5 cm
Weight: 492 g
Width: 14 cm

Relative size of this object

14 cm18.5 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ central Asia

Find spot

  • Gurgan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

Note

Kashan style

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, runs over the lower body, terminating in droplets) Interior Rim composed of oxide colours ( lustre) Interior composed of glaze ( white, covers the surface as far as is visible) Rim Diameter 2.5 cm
Base Diameter 7.5 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: incised through a lustre band

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: painted in lustre, surrounded by scrolls

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: 39
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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

  • Text: MAJOR\ADES\LOAN\11-1976
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.55-1998
Primary reference Number: 28806
Old loan number: AL.11-1976
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 December 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 14 December 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) "Bottle" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/28806 Accessed: 2022-05-29 02:23:00

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