Candlestick with tulip blossomsOn display
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Candlestick with tulip blossoms
Ottoman Period (1281 - 1924)
Material and technique
fritware, with polychrome underglaze painting
Dimensions19 cm (height)
12.7 cm max. (diameter)
No. of items
Bequeathed by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1899.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.