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Jug: C.82-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze
Shape: inverted pear shaped body with a short, cylindrical neck, sits on a low foot ring. A rolled strap handle is applied to the neck and body.
Exterior: all decoration is carved or incised through black slip. A series of concentric bands on the rim and neck frames a frieze of rectangles. On the shoulder an inscription is incised. On the lower body, rectangular panels tapper toward the base. Handle is coated with slip. Glaze runs over the body covering the foot ring unevenly.
Interior: undecorated except for splashes of slip and turquoise glaze.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Weight: 416 g
Width: 14.2 cm

Relative size of this object

14.2 cm13 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1199 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior composed of slip ( black, carved)
Interior composed of slip ( splashes from exterior)
Rim Diameter 14.2 cm
Base Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

turquoise, covers the surface except the foot ring Glaze
Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: carved into black slip

  • Text: naskhi script
  • Location: Exterior shoulder
  • Method of creation: Carved through slip
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '27' hand written in black ink
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.82-1935
Primary reference Number: 76183
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.27
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 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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