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Jug: C.110-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Frtiware coated in a white and colourless glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white and colourless glaze, painted with lustre.
Shape: bi-conical body with collared neck and plain rim sits on a narrow, flaring foot ring. Strap handle with thumb rest, attached to the rim and body.
Exterior: a frieze of diagonal lines on the neck is enclosed above and below by lustre bands. On the body panels contain seated figures reserved in lustre, these panels alternate with vertical bands of dots and scrolls. The handle is painted with lustre and a pseudo-calligraphic band, on the body the panel to which the handle is attached is painted with scrolling half-palmettes. Glaze runs over the foot ring unevenly, forming droplets.
Interior: painted with a band of lustre, coated with a thin, colourless glaze.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.2 cm
Weight: 527 g
Width: 14.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( colourless)
Exterior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, runs over the foot ring unevenly, forming droplets)
Interior Rim composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Base Diameter 6.5 cm
Rim Diameter 9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white and colourless glaze, painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), '161' (hand written), '82' (pencil, crossed through on the right hand side), ‘84’ (pencil, encircled on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto object surface

  • Text: 161
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.110-1935
Primary reference Number: 71320
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.161
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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