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Dish: OC.157-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in a blue or white glaze painted in lustre on the interior

Pinkish fritware, probably wheel thrown coated in a white glaze painted in brown lustre on the interior and glazed in blue on the reverse
Shape: irregular conical dish with wide, everted rim and a low foot ring
Interior: blue glaze from the exterior runs onto the interior rim edge, Arabic script is painted in lustre on the rim. On the body, reserved on a lustred ground, a series of different birds, a griffin and a fox around a central dotted cheetah are surrounded by scrolling vegetation and split palmettes.
Exterior: blue glaze runs unevenly over the exterior terminating on the lower body or foot ring.

Notes

History note: Bought from Garabed, 1930

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.7 cm
Weight: 1564 g
Width: 36 cm

Relative size of this object

36 cm6.7 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

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1179 CE - Circa 1198 1198 CE

School or Style

Seljuk Monumental style

Components of the work

Exterior Body: composed of glaze ( blue, runs unevenly over the exterior terminating on the lower body or foot ring) Interior: composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white) Base: Diameter 18.5 cm
Rim: Diameter 36 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware, probably wheel thrown coated in a white glaze painted in brown lustre on the interior and glazed in blue on the reverse

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: cursive arabic script

  • Location: Rim interior
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in lustre
  • Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 'International Exhibition of Persian Art, London, 1931' (printed around edge), 'R 29' (hand written in black on a printed line)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, hand written in black ink
  • Label

Inscription present: square paper label

  • Text: border, coat of arms and ‘City of Manchester Art Gallery’ (printed in grey), ‘5426/B.H. -159P’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in grey, hand written in black ink
  • Label

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: ’29.'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.157-1946
Primary reference Number: 77590
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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