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Tiles: C.1-1931

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Panel of four fritware tiles covered in a blue or turquoise glaze

Panel of four fritware tiles with moulded decoration covered in a blue or turquoise glaze.
Shape: four polygonal tiles (in bow-shape) and with bevelled edges are arranged around a trefoil shaped central tile.
Upper surface: on each tile vegetal or floral decoration radiates from a central point, in all but one example defined by a central rosette. The external polygonal tiles are covered with a turquoise glaze, which drips over the edges. The central tile is covered with a blue glaze
Underside: Undecorated except for rare drips of glaze. A plaster mount, which holds the panel together, occupies most of the surface.

Legal notes

Given by N.A.C. Beddington, Trinity College

Measurements and weight

Depth: 1.6 cm
Weight: 1130 g
Width: 25 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-11-05) by Beddington, N. A. C.

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1260 CE - Circa 1335 CE

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of glaze ( blue) glaze ( turquoise)
Underside composed of glaze ( turquoise, a few splashes)
Edges composed of glaze ( turquoise, running over the edges in drips)

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Panel of four fritware tiles with moulded decoration covered in a blue or turquoise glaze.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: written in black ink directly onto object's surface

  • Text: 'C'
  • Location: Underside
  • Method of creation: Handwritten
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: written in black ink directly onto object's surface

  • Text: 'D'
  • Location: Underside
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: written in black ink directly onto object's surface

  • Text: fleur de lys motif
  • Location: Underside
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1931
Primary reference Number: 71504
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 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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