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Bowl: C.121-1935

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with white glaze painted in lustre

Pinkish buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated with a white glaze, slightly crazed and pitted, painted in red-brown lustre.
Shape: conical bowl with plain rim and moderately high foot ring.
Interior: rim is painted with a band of lustre, while the body is covered with a six panel pattern radiating from a central star; the latter painted in lustre with light scratching. The panels alternate between a circular pattern of scrolling vines and leaves, painted in reserve against a lustred ground, and a more complex theme including Arabic script (cursive), also painted in reserve, alongside bands or palmettes both containing scrolls painted in lustre. Separating these panels, vertical friezes of Arabic script (cursive) are painted in lustre.
Exterior: on the body, a repeating, but roughly painted, chain-stripe motif is contained between two thick bands of lustre Glaze runs unevenly over the lower body and onto the foot ring in places. Burn mark on a section of the rim results from firing.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm
Weight: 265 g
Width: 18.7 cm

Relative size of this object

18.7 cm8.4 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

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1300 CE - 1325 1325 CE

School or Style

Seljuk Kashan style

Components of the work

Exterior Body: composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, slightly crazed and pitted; runs unevenly over the lower body and onto the foot ring in places) Interior: composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, slightly crazed and pitted) Rim: Diameter 18.7 cm
Base: Diameter 7.5 cm
Interior Base:

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated with a white glaze, slightly crazed and pitted, painted in red-brown lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: vertical friezes of script are painted in lustre

  • Location: Interior surface
  • Method of creation: Painted by hand
  • Inscription

Inscription present: painted in reserve as part of design in radiating wedge shaped panels

  • Location: Interior surface
  • Method of creation: Painted by hand
  • Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge adhered to exterior base, partially obscured by Fitzwilliam Museum accession number

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) "112" (hand written in black)
  • Location: Inside foot
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.121-1935
Primary reference Number: 71567
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BR.112
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 August 2021 Last processed: Thursday 19 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/71567 Accessed: 2021-10-19 08:15:07

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