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Dish: C.20-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, emerald green and red with black outlines under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a slightly everted rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim a frieze of paired blue tulips and green and red rosettes are painted. On the body polychrome symmetrical floral sprays, with clear vertical axis, comprise two curving prunus branches in the lower section and on the upper section carnations on long curving stems interspersed with tulips.
Exterior: paired blue leaves and green and blue rosettes are painted on the body. The glaze extends over the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

T.H. Riches Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.6 cm
Weight: 1192 g
Width: 32.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950-06-27) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Third quarter of 16th century
Circa 1565 CE - AD 1570 CE


‘floral symmetry’ style

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, emerald green and red with black outlines)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, green, black)
Base Diameter 15.8 cm
Rim Diameter 32.3 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, extends over the surface except for the rim of the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, emerald green and red with black outlines under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1950
Primary reference Number: 73009
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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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