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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, green and black under a colourless glaze.
Forms part of a panel comprising twenty three tiles; one of an upper row of three roughly square tiles.
Upper surface: Tiles on the top row are all painted with a frieze of arcading toped with palmettes, outlined in black and containing split leaf arabesques that are reserved in blue and highlighted with green. This initial row may have been taken from a different context to the remaining rows.
Lower surface: undecorated except for splashes of glaze and areas of plaster

Notes

History note: William Morris; Morris & Co.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2 cm
Height: 19.2 cm
Weight: 1134 g
Width: 19 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928-06-04) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Late 16th Century
Circa 1574 CE - Circa 1599 CE

Note

Syrian, Damascus

School or Style

Ottoman

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( blue and green with black outlines) glaze ( colourless)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale buff frit body painted in blue, green and turquoise-blue, outlined in black, under a clear glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4C-1928
Primary reference Number: 28891
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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