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Dish: C.568-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with white slip painted in red, blue, black and green under a clear glaze

Fritware coated in a white slip painted with red slip and blue, black and green pigment under a clear glaze.
Shape: segmental bowl with slightly angled plain rim sitting on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim, enclosed within black concentric lines, a stylised rock and wave design is painted in blue, black and green. On the body a frieze of flower pots and arabesques radiate from a central rosette painted in red, blue and green with black outlines. Springing from the blue and green flower pots are red and blue flowers, with green leaves and black stems. The arabesques separate the flower pots and are painted in blue and green with black outlining.
Exterior: on the body fleurs de lis are separated by blue and green peacock’s eye designs; both are outlined in black. Glaze covers the surface but only with thin and pitted coverage on underside of the foot ring; the rim of the foot ring is unglazed.

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: 5.5 cm
Weight: 771 g
Width: 28.3 cm

Relative size of this object

28.3 cm5.5 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Iznik ⪼ Anatolia ⪼ Turkey

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid to late 16th century
Circa 1565 - 1585

School or Style

Ottoman

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, green, black) Interior composed of pigment ( blue, green, black) Interior Body composed of slip ( red) Base Diameter 14.4 cm
Rim Diameter 28.3 cm

Materials used in production

clear, but only with thin and pitted coverage on underside of the foot ring; the rim of the foot ring is unglazed Glaze white Slip Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware coated in a white slip painted with red slip and blue, black and green pigment under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating) Slip-coating

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 509/l
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 2530/AM/5/e
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pink ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.568-1991
Primary reference Number: 75542
Packing number: ISCER 533
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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