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Dish: C.553-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Pinky-brown earthenware slipped with green and yellow/brown paint within incisions, under a clear glaze

Pinky-brown wheel thrown earthenware with cream slip and green and yellow/brown painted and incised decoration under a clear glaze.
Shape: Shallow, finely potted, conical dish with disc base
Interior: Cream slip coating with band of yellow colouring around the rim, emphasised by a concentric incised line. On the body, a floral spray comprising incised flowers and leaves coloured with yellow, brown and green pigment.
Exterior: Cream slip forms a concentric band around the rim and in two areas forms an irregular pattern. Clear glaze covers this slip and virtually all the exterior body to the foot ring. Two scar points, one near the rim and the other close to the base, where glaze and slip are missing, are probably points where this vessel touched another in the kiln.

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: 4.1 cm
Weight: 181 g
Width: 14.8 cm

Relative size of this object

14.8 cm4.1 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

Circa 1600 CE - 1699 1699 CE

Note

Imitates Iznik style

Components of the work

Interior: composed of glaze ( clear) slip-coating ( cream) pigment ( green, brown, yellow) Exterior Body: composed of glaze ( clear) slip-coating ( irregular, accidental cream slip deposits) Exterior Rim: composed of slip-coating ( cream) Rim: Diameter 14.3 cm
Base: Diameter 5.4 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinky-brown wheel thrown earthenware with cream slip and green and yellow/brown painted and incised decoration under a clear glaze.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serated edge, inscription in purple or dark blue

  • Text: 371 V
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Adhesive
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.553-1991
Primary reference Number: 75509
Packing number: ISCER 957
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 May 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Dish" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/75509 Accessed: 2022-01-16 10:46:58

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