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Dish: OC.162-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

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

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in yellow 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 rim and upper body. An inscription is painted in lustre on the rim between two bands. On the body, reserved in lustre against a background of scrolling vegetation and split palmettes, a horseman is painted mounted on a horse whose coated is dotted with irregular trefoils.
Exterior: blue glaze covers the surface running onto the lower body and foot ring. A thinner irregular glaze is also present on the underside of the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Bought from Garabed, July 1923

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Weight: 1328 g
Width: 35 cm

Relative size of this object

35 cm7.5 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

  • 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: composed of glaze ( blue, surface running onto the lower body and foot ring. A thinner irregular glaze is also present on the underside of the foot ring) Interior: composed of glaze ( white) oxide colours ( yellow lustre) Base: Diameter 14.2 cm
Rim: Diameter 35 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: an Arabic cursive inscription

  • Location: Interior rim
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in lustre
  • Inscription

Inscription present: square paper label

  • Text: border, coat of arms and ‘City of Manchester Art Gallery’ (printed in grey), ‘5423 /B.H. -159R’ (hand written in black), additional set of numbers is written and crossed through in black ink
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in grey, hand written
  • Label

Inscription present: oval paper label

  • Text: red printed border, ‘6.’ hand written in black
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written in black
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.162-1946
Primary reference Number: 77599
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Dish" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/77599 Accessed: 2022-01-20 14:52:10

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