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Dish: C.2-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue under a colourless glaze

Fritware, probably moulded, painted in blue under a colourless glaze
Shape: shallow carinated bowl with an everted rim, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: on the rim a frieze of diagonal lines. On the body asters radiate from a roundel containing a cross with trefoil at the centre and surrounded by scrolling vines.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of flower heads amongst scrolling stems and leaves. Concentric lines are painted on the foot ring; a potter’s mark is painted on the underside of the foot ring. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Legal notes

Given by Julius Spier Esq.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 cm
Weight: 407 g
Width: 22.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912) by Spier, Julius


Late 17th or early 18th century
Circa 1690 - 1738

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring)
Base Diameter 11 cm
Rim Diameter 22.6 cm

Materials used in production

blue Pigment

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably moulded, painted in blue under a colourless glaze
Painting underglaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscription directly onto vessel surface under the glaze

  • Text: asterisk
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: undeciphered
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1912
Primary reference Number: 73185
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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