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Bowl: OC.169-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Frtiware coated in grey, painted with white slip and black pigment under a colourless glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in grey, decorated with white slip and black pigment, covered with a colourless glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl on a low, narrow foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with bands of black and white. On the body three birds with long tails sit amongst leafy foliage and lotus flowers; all painted in white and outlined black.
Exterior: the rim is painted with bands of black and white. On the body, imitating a lotus petal design, white arcading is outlined in black and contains a dotted black line. Glaze terminates on the lower body or foot ring.

Notes

History note: Bought from I.Moradoff, April 1929

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.3 cm
Weight: 218 g
Width: 16 cm

Relative size of this object

16 cm7.3 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.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 13th-mid 14th Century
Circa 1260 - Circa 1350 1350

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior Body: composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( colourless, dull, terminates on the lower body or foot ring) slip ( grey) slip ( white, used to create decoration) Interior: composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( colourless, dull) slip ( grey) slip ( white, used to create decoration) Rim: Diameter 16 cm
Base: Diameter 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in grey, decorated with white slip and black pigment, covered with a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label, with serrated top and bottom edges

  • Text: ‘INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART, LONDON 1931’ (printed around edge), ‘R12’ (hand written in black), ‘C.169-1946’ (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Label

Inscription present: circular white paper label

  • Text: ‘12’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.169-1946
Primary reference Number: 77605
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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) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/77605 Accessed: 2021-10-28 10:26:13

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