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Dish: C.495-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in white slip painted in three colours under a colourless glaze

Buff fritware, probably mould made, coated in a white slip painted in blue, black and brown under a colourless glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with an everted neck and rim, sits on a foot ring base with recess on the underside
Interior: rim is painted brown; the remainder is painted sketchily in blue and outlined in black. On the upper body kraak style panels, alternately containing floral designs or abstract patterns of diagonal lines, are separated by a single stylised flower below a linear pattern. In the roundel one large and one small floral spray sprout from a rocky landscape.
Exterior: a frieze of roughly drawn stemmed flowers is contained within concentric lines. A spot of blue is on the underside of the foot ring but there is no mark. Scars around the foot ring indicate the use of a stacking device during firing.


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: 6.8 cm
Weight: 885 g
Width: 30.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Second half of 17th century
Circa 1660 - Circa 1699

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Components of the work

Base Diameter 13.3 cm
Rim Diameter 30.7 cm

Materials used in production

blue, black, brown Pigment
colourless Glaze
white Slip

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff fritware, probably mould made, coated in a white slip painted in blue, black and brown under a colourless glaze
Painting underglaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.495-1991
Primary reference Number: 75296
Packing number: ISCER 575
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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