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Bowl: C.83-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a white glaze painted in blue and lustre

Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in blue under the glaze and lustre over the glaze.
Shape: bi-conical bowl with a plain rim, standing on a foot ring
Interior: around the rim a kufic inscription is painted in blue on a reserved lustred background containing split palmettes and incised scrolls. Medallions outlined in blue and containing a lustre palmette separate the inscription. On the body, a cursive inscription is painted in lustre and separated by medallions containing roughly drawn lustre birds and scrolls. A tripartite roundel encircled by blue and lustre crosses, depicts a tripartite cosmology incorporating fish below two deer, all reserved against a lustred background with palmettes and incised scrolls. On the upper section of the roundel spirals and dotted circles are painted in lustre.
Exterior: below the rim a cursive inscription is reserved against a lustre background and contained within lustre and blue bands. On the lower body a lustre chain link pattern is painted above two concentric lustre bands. The glaze runs unevenly onto the foot ring.

Legal notes

Accepted by HM Government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme from the Ades Family and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2019

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.1 cm
Weight: 342 g
Width: 19.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2019-07-01) by Ades Family

Dating

13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk
Kashan style

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue) oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, glaze runs unevenly onto the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 19.9 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in blue under the glaze and lustre over the glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: cursive Arabic script

  • Location: Interior surface
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: cursive Arabic script

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Reserved in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: black rectangular paper label

  • Text: 78
  • Location: Lower body exterior
  • Method of creation: Printed in white
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label, torn on the right hand corner

  • Text: 9
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white rectangular label

  • Text: red printed border, ‘Lent by / R. Ades, 1948 / No. 72’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.83-2019
Primary reference Number: 71089
Previous ID: AL.72-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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