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Dish: C.15-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, blue, black and emerald green under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a plain, flangeless rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: below the rim two black concentric lines are painted. On the body, a symmetrical polychrome floral spray including blue tulips dotted with red, are clasped at the bottom and mid point by overlying agrafe motifs and encircled by prunus branches.
Exterior: on the body, between black concentric lines on the rim and foot ring, a frieze of paired blue tulips and green and red rosettes. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mr T.H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 5 cm
Weight: 711 g
Width: 28 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Third quarter of 16th century
Circa 1565 CE - Circa 1575 CE


Floral style

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Diameter 16.1 cm
Rim Diameter 28 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze
red slip, blue, black and emerald green Pigment

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, blue, black and emerald green under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)
Painting underglaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-1950
Primary reference Number: 72139
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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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