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Bottle: C.140-1935

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Fritware painted in lustre over a glaze coloured with blue, metal lid and collar

Fritware, moulded, painted in lustre on a white glaze coloured with blue topped with a copper alloy lid
Shape: pear-shaped bottle on a low foot ring with an elongated cylindrical neck and lid that joined by a chain (now broken).
Exterior: on the neck floral sprays above a frieze of triangles. On the body peacocks are painted within a landscape of cypress trees and floral spays, a rectangle with attached curving lines may represent a stylised river. A concentric band is painted on the foot; the underside of the base is covered with glaze which is white, unlike the blue colouration on the body. Scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.5 cm
Weight: 674 g
Width: 13.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Circa 1600 - 1699

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior: composed of oxide colours ( lustre) Collar And Lid: composed of copper alloy Rim: Diameter 2.6 cm
Base: Diameter 8.3 cm

Materials used in production

coloured with blue or white Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, moulded, painted in lustre on a white glaze coloured with blue topped with a copper alloy lid

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label with serrated edge around all but left hand edge

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '153' hand written in black, '123' hand written in pencil (encircled in the top left hand corner) and ‘115’ (crossed through on the right hand side).
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Label

Inscription present: painted directly onto vessel surface

  • Text: 153
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.140-1935
Primary reference Number: 71933
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.153
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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