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Bowl: C.2-1964

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in a grey slip painted in white, black and blue under a clear glaze

Buff fritware bowl, wheel thrown, coated in a grey slip painted in thick, raised white slip and blue and black pigment covered in a clear, cracked glaze.
Shape: carinated bowl with a plain rim, sits on a narrow foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted black; all other decoration is painted in white slip with black outline. On the neck a frieze of irregular circles with central dot are painted above a fish whorl. Fish are depicted with centrally facing heads and tails at right angles to the body and blue features. The background is filled with irregular leaves. Glaze has pooled in the base.
Exterior: the rim is painted black; all other decoration is painted in white slip with black outline. On the neck a frieze of pseudo calligraphy is painted above vertical lines that radiate on the body between a series of black or white concentric lines. Glaze pools slightly on the lower body, where it terminates above the foot ring.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Arnold John Hugh Smith through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.6 cm
Weight: 681 g
Width: 19.9 cm

Relative size of this object

19.9 cm10.6 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.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Smith, Arnold John Hugh

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1250 - 1399 1399

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Interior: composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear, crazed, pools slightly on base) slip ( grey, coats surface) slip ( white, thick, painted as decoration) Exterior Body: composed of glaze ( clear, crazed, pools slightly on the lower body, where it terminates above the foot ring) slip ( grey, coats surface) slip ( white, thick, painted as decoration) Rim: Diameter 18 cm
Base: Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a grey slip painted in thick, raised white slip and blue and black pigment covered in a clear, cracked glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: A.J.H. Smith No. 7
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 'International Exhibition of Persian Art London 1931' (printed), ‘ HUS 5’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed and hand written in black
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1964
Primary reference Number: 73211
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 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/73211 Accessed: 2021-10-28 11:33:40

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