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Tile: C.4S-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in

Fritware, mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, green and black under a colourless glaze.
Forms part of a panel comprising twenty three tiles. Border fragment cut from a larger tile. Abuts large tile C.4J-1928 and smaller section C.4R-1948 and forms part of the 2nd row of five tiles, comprising one other large (C.4D-1928) and another small section (C.4P-1928).
Upper surface: a palmette frieze is painted in blue, green and turquoise with black outlines that form the border section of the tile panel. The start of the pattern that occupies the rest of the panel, incorporating festooned manderolas linked by sinuous stems surrounded by flowers and grape vines, is just visible on the lower edge.
Lower surface: undecorated except for splashes of glaze and areas of plaster


History note: Willaim Morris; Morris & Co.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.5 cm
Height: 7.3 cm
Weight: 114 g
Width: 4.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Late
Circa 1574 CE - Circa 1599 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

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

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4S-1928
Primary reference Number: 28908
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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