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Bowl: C.172-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Frtiware, incised and coated in a two shades of blue glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, incised and coated in two shades of blue crazed glaze
Shape: biconical bowl, carinated at the shoulder with a “hammer head” style rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: Lightly incised lines radiate from the roundel under the glaze. A dark blue glaze covers the rim and pools in the roundel, with the remainder a lighter blue.
Exterior: lightly incised lines on the neck appear pseudo-calligraphic. Light blue glaze covers the lower body unevenly, running onto the foot ring. The underside of the foot ring is covered with a turquoise glaze.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.3 cm
Weight: 847 g
Width: 22 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century
Circa 1200 - Circa 1299

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( blue covers the surface unevenly except for the underside of the foot ring that is turquoise)
Interior composed of glaze ( dark blue on rim and roundel, light blue elsewhere)
Rim Diameter 22 cm
Base Diameter 9.2 cm
Exterior Neck
Interior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, incised and coated in two shades of blue 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), "93" (hand written in black), "75" (in pencil twice and crossed through), ’74 (encircled in pencil).
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.172-1935
Primary reference Number: 72526
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.93
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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