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Dish: C.490-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Fritware painted in blue and black under a clear glaze with turquoise glazed foot ring

Fritware, probably moulded, painted in blue and black under a clear crazed glaze with turquoise glaze on the foot ring.
Shape: bracketed flat rim on slightly concave body sitting on a very low, wide foot ring
Interior: a frieze of opposing groups of three black dotted semi-ovals is painted against a blue background filled with black horizontal lines, all enclosed by black concentric lines. In the roundel, an ovular floral spray with black stem and blue flowers and leaves outlined in black is painted in a sketchy style against the white background of the dish.
Exterior: on the lower body a frieze of black inter-locking ovals with blue upper sections sits on a black concentric line. A pair of black concentric lines is painted on the foot, these are lightly coloured with turquoise. The underside of the foot ring is coated with a turquoise glaze.


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: 5.2 cm
Weight: 669 g
Width: 26.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century-16th Century#
Circa 1400 CE - 1599 CE

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear, crazed)
Exterior Lower Body composed of pigment ( black, blue)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( clear)
Underside Foot Ring composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Base Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 26.3 cm
Interior Body

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Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably moulded, painted in blue and black under a clear crazed glaze with turquoise glaze on the foot ring

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.490-1991
Primary reference Number: 75274
Packing number: ISCER 978
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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