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Bottle: C.42-1911

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Fritware painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

Fritware, mould made painted in blue and with black outlines under a colourless glaze
Shape: rectangular body narrowing via a shoulder carination to a straight neck, silver mount over the neck with silver lid ending in a finial.
Exterior: on each face of the body, within a bracketed panel, two confronted cranes reserved in blue on a background of cloud scrolls and flower heads. On the shoulder a bracketed line below a frieze of scrolling leaves and flower heads reserved in blue. Silver neck terminates in lappets; otherwise neck and lid are undecorated. Glaze runs unevenly over the lowest sections of the body and only covers the corners of the underside of the base.
Interior: not visible

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 132

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.3 cm
Weight: 332 g
Width: 7.8 cm

Relative size of this object

7.8 cm17.3 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: Given (1911-03-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Mid 17th century
Circa 1640 - Circa 1665

School or Style

Safavid

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( colourless, covers lower body unevenly, only on the corners of the underside of the base) Lid And Neck composed of silver Rim Diameter 2.2 cm
Base Diameter 6.9 cm
Lid Finial Lid Neck Mount

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, painted in blue and with black outlines under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: '132/8' (hand written in pencil), red printed line
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written, printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: '42/11' (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1911
Primary reference Number: 75029
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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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