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Tile: C.549M-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

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

Fritware, mould made, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a colourless glaze
Shape: irregular fragment
Upper surface: around the edge a border of turquoise and black lines are painted. In the centre, a black budded flower is surrounded by blue floral sprays including spiral leaves.
Lower surface: undecorated except for splashes of glaze

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: 2 cm
Height: 17.5 cm
Weight: 449 g
Width: 14.3 cm

Relative size of this object

14.3 cm17.5 cm2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

15th century
Circa 1400 CE - Circa 1499 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

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, mould made, painted in black, blue and turquoise under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painted directly onto tile surface

  • Text: ‘445’
  • Location: Lower surface
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.549M-1991
Primary reference Number: 29032
Packing number: ISCER 658
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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

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