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Bowl: C.103-1935

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in polychrome under a white glaze

Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, purple and black under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: shallow, flat bottomed dish with a slightly flaring profile and a flat, everted rim. Supported on four lion shaped feet that are applied to the base.
Interior: rim is painted blue. In the roundel a horse, with blue, white and black stripped coat and a saddle, is painted on a background of vegetal foliage of black feathery fronds and polychrome leaves.
Exterior: the body is painted with four blue dots, while two of the feet are also dotted with blue.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm
Weight: 346 g
Width: 18.1 cm

Relative size of this object

18.1 cm6.2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1260 - Circa 1399 1399

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Interior: composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise, purple and black) glaze ( white, transparent) Exterior Body, Feet: composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( white, transparent) Base: Diameter 15.7 cm
Rim: Diameter 16.8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, probably mould made, painted in blue, turquoise, purple and black under a transparent white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "145" (hand written in black), "62" and "57" (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Label

Inscription present: pink rectangular label with serrated edge

  • Text: not transcribed
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.103-1935
Primary reference Number: 71198
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.145
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/71198 Accessed: 2022-01-16 10:19:38

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