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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, pottery, Anatolia, Iznik

Production
Note:

Master of Hyacinths style

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

dish
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category

Date:

circa 1555 1560

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

mid 16th century

Description(s):

fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, purple and sage green under a colourless glaze
Shape: deep segmental bowl with a foliated flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: on the rim, below a black bracketed line, a rock wave pattern is painted in blue and black. On the body, a polychrome floral spray incorporates tulips, carnations, hyacinths and eglantine, emanating from a leafy tuft under which a group of blue cloud bands are painted.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of sprays of tulips and single rosettes is painted in blue, black and green. Glaze covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; interior; blue, turquoise, purple and sage green
painting underglaze; exterior; blue, black and green
glazing (coating); whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; interior; blue, turquoise, purple and sage green
pigment; exterior; blue, black and green
glaze; whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Technique
Description:

fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, purple and sage green under a colourless glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 6.8, cm
width, whole, 36.5, cm
diameter, rim, 36.5, cm
diameter, base, 18.5, cm
weight, whole, 1741, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Riches, Thomas Henry

Provenance:

From the Joseph Dixon Collection, sold at Christie’s, 16th-17th March, 1911, lot 80. Sold to Riches for 125 guineas

Acquisition Credit:

T.H. Riches Bequest

Exhibition(s):

I Turned It Into a Palace, Sydney Cockerell and the Fitzwilliam Museum. 2008-11-04 - 2009-03-17
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Mellon Gallery

Documentation:

, Christie's1911. The Collection of Rhodian, Damascus, Persian and Hispano-Mauro Faience of the Late Joseph Dixon, Esq..London: Christie'sp. 10-11
lot 80

Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Cf. identical decoration on the rim see catalogue number 257, 258 (141). Cf. similar overall decoration to catalogue number 354, 360. Ref. on master of hyacinths and Musili styles (p. 135-142) and on Iznik

Carswell, John. 1998. Iznik Pottery.London: British Museum Publications Limitedp. 56-73
Cf. similar style see catalogue 43 and 44 (p. 68-69) and on the evolution of Iznik

Panayotova, Stella. 2008. I Turned It Into a Palace, Sydney Cockerell and the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 104
Ill. fig. 2.48 in colour

Paynter, S.. Okyar, S.F.. Wolf, S.. Tite, M.S. The Production Technology of Iznik Pottery : A Reassessment.
Source Title: Archaeometry 46 3 ()

Ref. on Iznik technology

Accession:

Object Number: C.23-1950
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 73348; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2012-10-15)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/73348





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