Skip to main content

Tile: C.549G-1991

An image of Tile

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in blue, black and turquoise under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, black and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: hexagonal tile with straight edges
Upper surface: around the edges the remnants of a black and turquoise border is evident. Painted in blue in the centre, a rosette spray is clasped with an agrafe and surrounded by flowers on scrolling, circular stems.
Lower surface: undecorated except for remnants of plaster.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.5 cm
Height: 18.5 cm
Weight: 597 g
Width: 16.5 cm

Relative size of this object

16.5 cm18.5 cm1.5 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

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

15th century
Circa 1400 CE - 1500 CE

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( blue, black, turquoise) glaze ( colourless)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted directly onto surface

  • Text: +٩3
  • Location: Lower surface
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.549G-1991
Primary reference Number: 29024
Packing number: ISCER 658
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Tile" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/29024 Accessed: 2022-08-16 17:23:49

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/29024 |title=Tile |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-08-16 17:23:49|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/api/v1/objects/object-29024

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa7/C_549G_1991.jpg"
        alt="Tile"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Tile</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...