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Bowl fragment: C.516-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in black slip, incised under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated a black slip, incised under a clear glaze.
Shape: round cut sherd incorporating foot ring base
Interior: curvilinear and spiral pattern radiating from a central roundel, all incised through a black slip
Exterior: the remains of a clear glaze are visible on the exterior of the foot ring


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: 1.9 cm
Weight: 58 g
Width: 6.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fustat ⪼ Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century#
Circa 1400 CE - 1499 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( black) glaze ( clear)
Exterior Foot Ring composed of glaze ( clear, remnants visible on the exterior of the foot ring)
Base Diameter 6.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, coated a black slip, incised under a clear glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.516-1991
Primary reference Number: 75363
Packing number: ISCER 654
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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