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Bowl: C.523-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze and with a blue glazed rim
Shape: T-shaped rim with straight neck on a conical bowl and low foot ring.
Interior: on the base an eight pointed cross radiates from the central point developing into four arabesques on the body, both are adorned with fleur de-lis and pointed leaves. This design is delimited by a concentric band on the upper body. All decoration is painted in black.
Exterior: on the body a repeating, vertical water weed pattern is painted in black. Glaze runs unevenly over the lower body and foot ring leaving some areas uncovered.

Notes

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: 11 cm
Weight: 692 g
Width: 23.1 cm

Relative size of this object

23.1 cm11 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th-14th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1399 CE

Note

Most likely Il-Khanid but some characteristics, notably vessel shape and water weed exterior design, can be dated to Seljuk period

School or Style

Il-Khanid
Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( runs unevenly over the lower body and foot ring leaving some areas uncovered)
Interior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise, crazed)
Base Diameter 10 cm
Rim Diameter 22.8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze and with a blue glazed rim

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 315/g
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.523-1991
Primary reference Number: 75416
Packing number: ISCER 594
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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