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Bowl: C.69-1911

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in three glaze colours painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in blue, turquoise and white glaze, painted with lustre
Shape: conical bowl on a foot ring
Interior: radiating panels of four blue, two turquoise and two white glazed triangles. The blue and white panels are painted with lustre; in the form of scrolls that are barely visible on the blue background, possibly due to an accident of firing, and seated figures reserved on triangular lustre panels that are fully visible on the white background.
Exterior: a lustre band is painted on the rim. The body is coated in a blue glaze which is thicker around the rim and upper body and which terminates on the foot ring.


History note: S.M. Franck & Co., 25 Camomile Street, London EC from whom purchased for £16 by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Weight: 357 g
Width: 21.1 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-12-31) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Late 12th Century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1200 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, thicker around the rim and upper body, terminates on the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( blue, turquoise, white, covers surface unevenly) oxide colours ( lustre)
Exterior Rim composed of painting overglaze ( lustre)
Rim Diameter 21.1 cm
Base Diameter 8.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in blue, turquoise and white glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand written in black directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: '77' or possibly '27'
  • Location: Exterior surface
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69-1911
Primary reference Number: 75835
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 August 2021 Last processed: Thursday 19 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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