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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Turkey, Anatolia, Iznik

Collection:

J. W. L. Glaisher

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

dish
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category

Date:

circa 1650 circa 1675

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

second half of 17th century

Description(s):

fritware painted in polychrome under a colourless glaze
fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, green and red with black outlines under a colourless glaze
Shape: segmental bowl with a slightly everted rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring
Interior: reserved in blue or green on the rim, a frieze of half rosettes dotted with red and paired leaves. On the body a ewer decorated with a blue and green scale pattern is surrounded by a circular floral spray. Glaze contains impurities which are evident erupting on the surface in places.
Exterior: on the body a frieze of stylised blue rosettes and green leaves. Surface is glazed except for an irregular concentric band from the exterior foot ring to the outermost section of the base.

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; interior; blue, green and red with black
painting underglaze; exterior body; blue, green, black
glazing (coating); whole; colourless, covers surface except for an irregular concentric band from the exterior foot ring to the outermost section of the base

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; interior; blue, green and red with black
pigment; exterior body; blue, green, black
glaze; whole; colourless, covers surface except for an irregular concentric band from the exterior foot ring to the outermost section of the base

Technique
Description:

fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, green and red with black outlines under a colourless glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 6.4, cm
width, whole, 29.1, cm
diameter, rim, 29.1, cm
diameter, base, 15.7, cm
weight, whole, 907, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1928; Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Provenance:

Fentons, Oxford Street, London from whom purchased for £7.0s. 0d. in October 1903 b6 Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Exhibition(s):

Die Türken vor Wien. 1983-05-05 - 1983-10-30
Organiser: Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien, Vienne, Austria
Venue: Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien, Vienne
Notes: see Documentation
Catalogue number: 25/32

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. Vol. I, p. 223, no. 1779

Atasoy, Nurhan. Raby, Julian. Petsopoulos, Yanni. 1989. Iznik : the Pottery of Ottoman Turkey.London: Alexandria Press
Cf. decoration on the rim and coarse painting style see catalogue numbers 663, 667, 668 (p. 282-3). Ref. on 17th century wares (p. 280-2). and on Iznik

Carswell, John. 1998. Iznik Pottery.London: British Museum Publications Limitedp. 106-113
Ref. on 17th century Iznik production

Sotheby's. 2006. Arts of the Islamic World.London: Sotheby's
Cf. no. 779, a dish in the Victoria and Albert Museum (c.2044-1910) decorated with a mainly red coffee pot within a wreath of stylized flowers and foliage, and a cloud scroll border, dated to c. 1590-1600

Sotheby's. 2008. Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Carpets and Textiles.London: Sotheby'sp. 192
Cf. p. 192, lot 217, a dish decorated with a coffee pot and wreath, and a different border pattern on the rim. Dated to the 17th century. Estimate £8,000-£10,000. Other examples mentioned

Queiroz Ribeiro, Maria. 1996. Louças Iznik Pottery.Lisbon: Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Cf. depiction of ewer surrounded by circular floral spray but with different decoration on rim see catalogue number 111 (p. 288-9). Ref. on Iznik

, Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien1983. Die Türken vor Wien. Europa und die Entscheidung an der Donau 1683.Wien: Museen der Stadt Wienp. 346
Publ. catalogue number 25/32

Paynter, S.. Okyar, S. F.. Wolf, S.. Tite, M. S. The Production Technology of Iznik Pottery : A Reassessment.
Source Title: Archaeometry 46 3 ()
p. 421-437
Ref. on Iznik technology

Accession:

Object Number: C.1779-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 72600; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/72600





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