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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Damascus, .

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

tile
Islamic pottery; category
underglaze painted ware; category

Other Name:

tile panel

Date:

1400 circa 1499

School/Style:

Mamluk

Period:

15th century

Description(s):

fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, black and turquoise under a crazed colourless glaze
Shape: hexagonal tile with straight edges
Upper surface: around the edges the remnants of a black and turquoise border is evident. Painted in blue in the centre, a floral spray is surrounded by arching branches with scrolled leaves, including one example in black.
Lower surface: undecorated except for remnants of plaster.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; upper surface; blue, black and turquoise
glazing (coating); upper surface; colourless

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; upper surface; blue, black and turquoise
glaze; upper surface; colourless

Technique
Description:

fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, black and turquoise under a crazed colourless glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 18.5, cm
width, whole, 16.3, cm
depth, whole, 1.5, cm
weight, whole, 451, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Inscription:

inscription; underside; painted in black; ٩٧٨ (978); painted directly onto the tile surface; old object number

Documentation:

Sotheby's. 1986. Islamic Works of Art, Carpets and Textiles.London: p. p. 49
Publ. Sotheby's, 15th October, 1986, p. 49, lot 160 (withdrawn). Estimate £2-3,000

Fehervari, Geza. 2000. Ceramics of the Islamic World in the Tareq Rajab Museum.London and New York: I.B. Tauris Publishersp. 246-251
Cf. similar designs on blue and white tiles see catalogue number 3II.CERI728TSR. Ref. on Syrian underglaze painting

Porter, Venetia. 1995. Islamic Tiles.London: British Museum Pressp. 93-8
Cf. blue underglaze painted tiles see fig. 85. Ref. on blue and white tiles

Related Object:

C.549A-R-1991

Accession:

Object Number: C.549A-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 29018; input: 2001-05-21; modified: 2014-01-14)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/29018





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