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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Anatolia, Iznik, .

Production
Note:

floral style

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

dish
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category

Date:

circa 1565 circa 1575

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

late 16th Century

Description(s):

fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a foliated, angled flange rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: enclosed between blue bracketed lines on the rim, a rock wave pattern is painted. A partial cloud band on the upper body hangs from the flange. On the body, emanating from a clasped leafy tuft, a floral spray of red carnations and blue tulips; the latter with scaled, emerald green buds.
Exterior: on the body, paired blue tulips and green and blue rosettes are painted.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; interior; red slip, emerald green, blue and black
painting underglaze; exterior body; green and blue
glazing (coating); whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; interior; red slip, emerald green, blue and black
pigment; exterior body; green and blue
glaze; whole; colourless, covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring

Technique
Description:

fritware, mould made, painted in red slip, emerald green, blue and black under a colourless glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 5.8, cm
width, whole, 30.2, cm
diameter, rim, 30.2, cm
diameter, base, 15.3, cm
weight, whole, 998, g

Acquisition:

bought; 1932;

Provenance:

Alfred Spero, 12A Regent Street, Lonodn SW1, partly exchanged for a Deruta dish, Lot 8 in the Glowgowski sale

Alternative
Number:

; 1778; Glaisher Catalogue no.

Documentation:

Rackham, Bernard. 1935 (reprinted Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1987). Catalogue of the Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 223
Publ. catalogue number 1778

Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Cf. clasped floral spray and scale pattern but here on cypress tree and without emerald green see catalogue 429 (p. 435). Ref. on Iznik in 1560s and 1570s (p. 228-236) and on Iznik

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

Maury, Charlotte. 2008. Iznik, Ottoman ceramics and tiles.Valencia: Bancaja Foundation
Source Title: Three Empires of Islam: Istanbul, Isfahan, Delhi. Masterpieces of the Louvre Collection(2008)

Cf. similar clasped floral spray, plant leaves, cloud bands and rock wave pattern, identical shape see catalogue number 82B (p. 241). Ref.

Accession:

Object Number: C.27-1932
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 75149; input: 2002-11-20; modified: 2014-01-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75149





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