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Bowl: C.169-1935

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, incised, pierced and splashed with blue under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with incised and pierced decoration under splashes of blue and a slightly crazed clear glaze.
Shape: Cono-segmental bowl, finely potted with foot ring and slightly everted rim which displays indentations at four irregular intervals, possibly from the manufacturing process.
Interior: At a mid point on the body a frieze of incised abstract palmettes and scrolling vegetation is delimited, above and below by a pair of concentric lines. This frieze is also dotted with small piercings in no particular pattern. Four radiating blue lines, at roughly regular intervals, are splashed onto the body under the glaze.
Exterior: Body is pierced from the exterior surface leaving a lumpy appearance to the surface. Dots of blue paint are present at irregular intervals. The clear glaze extends down at least three quarters of the upper body.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.7 cm
Weight: 335 g
Width: 20.2 cm

Relative size of this object

20.2 cm7.7 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

12th-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Body composed of pigment ( blue) Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( transparent) Interior composed of glaze ( transparent) Rim Diameter 20.2 cm
Base Diameter 7.3 cm
Interior Upper Body Upper Body

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with incised and pierced decoration under splashes of blue and a slightly crazed clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge, small section ripped away on left hand edge

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) 108 (hand written in black); "76 " (hand written in pencil and crossed out)
  • Location: Inside foot
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.169-1935
Primary reference Number: 72462
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.108
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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