Jan 14, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 14, 2013

Casket

Casket

late 1100s–1200s

Fritware with molded design under glaze

Overall: 20.4 x 18 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 7 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.652

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Fritware is made of ground quartz, glass frit (partially fused glass), and a small proportion of fine white clay to approximate the light color and weight of Chinese porcelain.

Description

This square fritware box originally had a with hinged top. It is covered on the inside and outside with opaque turquoise glaze. The top back corners of the casket are surmounted by small openwork knobs. The casket would have rested on four feet, which have been lost. This is a ceramic imitation of a wooden box with metal fittings. The relief ornament imitates metal straps and a lock fitting.

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