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Jar: C.52-1911

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in three colours under a colourless glaze. Metal lid and foot.

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue, red and green under a colourless glaze. Band on the foot and lid are copper alloy, the latter engraved.
Shape: inverted pear shape body on a flaring foot ring base. Topped by a dome shaped metal lid
Exterior: on the body a frieze of two rows of pendant leaf-like medallions outlined in red and filled with a red carnation flower and green sprouting leaves. Between the medallions blue trellis work, while on the lower body a band of lappets and groups of three vertical lines are painted. A blue tassel mark is painted on the underside of the foot. The lid is engraved with floral bands and on the lower section and lappets and scrolling lines on the upper section.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze.

Notes

History note: From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 140, sold with other vessels for 20 guineas

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.8 cm
Weight: 4148 g
Width: 27.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Kirman ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-03-20) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Second half of 17th century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1699 CE

School or Style

Safavid

Components of the work

Base composed of copper alloy ( band on the foot) Diameter 14.4 cm
Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, red, green)
Lid composed of copper alloy
Rim Diameter 11.2 cm Diameter 12.3 cm

Materials used in production

colourless Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue red and green under a colourless glaze. Band on the foot and lid are copper alloy, the latter engraved.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: painting underglaze

  • Text: tassel mark
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Painting underglaze
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: square paper label with serrated edges (except bottom edge)

  • Text: 140/4
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written, printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.52-1911
Primary reference Number: 75407
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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