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Bowl: C.560-1991

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted inside and out in black under an incomplete pale turquoise-green glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim and a low foot ring.
Interior: the glaze is mottled in colour where it pools more thickly in the bottom of the bowl. Two painted black concentric lines adorn the upper and lower body; within the latter in the centre of the bowl is painted a stylised floral garland with three petals. Three large scar marks in the bottom of the bowl arranged around this pattern indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln, broken away after firing causing breakage of the glaze and exposing the underlying body.
Exterior: on the neck is painted a frieze of dots is contained within two narrow lines. On the body, also contained within concentric lines, three lines of scrolling vegetation are separated by lobed archways. The glaze runs unevenly over the lower body, forming thick dribbles, leaving part of the painted decoration and most of the footring uncovered. A central patch of glaze is present on the underside of the foot ring.

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: 11.7 cm
Weight: 861 g
Width: 23.5 cm

Relative size of this object

23.5 cm11.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Late 14th-15th century
Circa 1375 CE - 1499 1499 CE

School or Style

Timurid Mamluk

Components of the work

Interior: composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( pale turquoise-green) Exterior Body: composed of pigment ( black) Exterior: composed of glaze ( pale turquoise-green) Rim: Diameter 23.5 cm
Base: Diameter 8.1 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown. Painted inside and out in black under an incomplete pale turquoise-green glaze.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.560-1991
Primary reference Number: 75524
Packing number: ISCER 101
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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