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Jar: C.526-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, painted in dark blue under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in dark blue under a transparent turquoise glaze
Shape: inverted pear-shaped body with cylindrical neck and everted rim, sits on a foot ring base
Exterior: on the rim a repeating pattern of three dotted circles in ‘pseduo-Kufic’ style, while on the neck a frieze of diagonal, elongated ‘s’ shapes is painted. On the body a wide band of palmette leaves is framed above and below by a band of vertical zigzags and horiziontal lines. Glaze terminates unevenly on the lower body or base.
Interior: undecorated except for a coating of glaze.

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.7 cm
Weight: 939 g
Width: 17.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1299 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( dark blue) glaze ( turquoise)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Base Diameter 9.7 cm
Rim Diameter 9.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in dark blue under a transparent turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Circular paper label with serrated edge, hand written in black

  • Text: ‘519’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.526-1991
Primary reference Number: 75423
Packing number: ISCER 995
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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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