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Bowl: C.469-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed turquoise glaze.
Shape: dish with flat rim and segmental bowl sitting on a low foot ring
Interior: decoration is painted in black. On the rim a concentric band is painted above a frieze on the lip of ā€œVā€ shapes of varying size, which are enclosed within two further lines. On the base, a dotted circle delineates a scrolling floral design in which large leaves are filled with cross-hatch. Glaze covers the surface unevenly
Exterior: on sections of the rim the black band is visible, while on the upper bowl another concentric line is painted. The glaze runs unevenly over the lower body, leaving the foot ring uncovered with some pitting in places.


History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.3 cm
Weight: 429 g
Width: 20.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise)
Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( black)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 20.9 cm
Base Diameter 7.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a crazed turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.469-1991
Primary reference Number: 75204
Packing number: ISCER 547
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 December 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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