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Bowl fragment: C.570-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, coated in white slip painted in three colours under a clear glaze

Buff fritware coated in a white slip and painted in turquoise, blue and black under a clear glaze
Shape: round cut sherd incorporating a foot ring
Interior: on the base decoration is outlined in black, incorporating a blue roundel containing a six pointed star with turquoise scallops between the arms. Within the star a blue hexagon contains a rosette with a turquoise central dot. Around the roundel black wavey lines are interspersed with spots.
Exterior: on the lower body blue vertical lines radiate from a black concentric line.

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: 2 cm
Weight: 52 g
Width: 7.3 cm

Relative size of this object

7.3 cm2 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
  • Damascus ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th/17th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1699 CE

School or Style

Ottoman

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue, turquoise) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) Base Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production

clear, covers entire surface except rim of foot ring Glaze white Slip Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.570-1991
Primary reference Number: 75546
Packing number: ISCER 533
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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