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Bowl: C.106-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Cream fritware painted in blue and incised under a transparent glaze

Cream fritware bowl, wheel thrown, painted in blue and incised under a transparent glaze.
Shape: Finely potted bowl with in-turned rim, bulbous body and low foot ring base.
Interior: Blue painted rim and incised decoration on central roundel comprising scrolls and radiating vertical lines.
Exterior: Incised palmettes and scrolling vegetation on upper body under a blue painted rim. Clear glaze extends to the lower body but not foot ring.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.4 cm
Weight: 422 g
Width: 20.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century
Circa 1200 - 1299

School or Style


Components of the work

Rim composed of pigment ( blue) Diameter 19.3 cm
Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( transparent)
Interior composed of glaze ( transparent)
Base Diameter 8.8 cm
Interior Base
Upper Exterior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Cream fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and incised under a transparent glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed); 91 (56) (hand written in black); "65 " (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.106-1935
Primary reference Number: 71249
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.91
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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