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Tile fragment: OC.6-1940

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware fragment, painted in blue and turquoise under the glaze and with lustre, brown pigment and gilding (or possibly painted with gold) over the glaze

Fritware fragment, mould made, painted in blue and turquoise under a transparent white glaze, painted over the glaze with brown and lustre and gilded (or possibly painted with gold).
Shape: irregular fragment with chevron shaped moulding dividing the decoration on the upper surface
Upper surface: a central figure of a man dressed in a blue robe embellished with gold scrolls and wearing a halo is outlined with gold surface paint. Another larger figure is partially visible on the right hand edge dressed in a white robe embellished with lustre scrolls and also with a halo; he appears to be seated, or possibly enthroned. Painted around these figures, lustre rosettes and foliage. On the upper portion above the chevron moulding, gilded script is outlined with brown and reserved in blue.
Lower surface: undecorated except for later inscriptions

Legal notes

Given by G.D. Hornblower

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.7 cm
Height: 11 cm
Weight: 162 g
Width: 7.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE


14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Upper Surface composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise, brown) oxide colour ( brown) gold ( in the form of paint or gilding) glaze ( transparent)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand written in black

  • Text: a large ‘V’
  • Location: Lower surface
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.6-1940
Primary reference Number: 77775
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 August 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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