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Bowl: C.176-1935

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in lustre and coloured with blue on the base.
Shape: conical bowl with slightly convex body, sits on a low foot ring.
Interior: radiating from a central triangle, with a chequer board pattern, three arabesques are painted on the body where they alternate with medallions containing seated figures.
Exterior: rim is painted with a lustre band above a frieze of pseudo-calligraphy. White glaze covers the body and runs unevenly onto the foot ring, where it is splashed with blue. A band of blue pigment is painted on the rim of the foot ring and blue glaze covers the underside.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Weight: 197 g
Width: 17.5 cm

Relative size of this object

17.5 cm7 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.

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

School or Style

Seljuk

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Foot Ring: composed of glaze ( blue pigment is painted on the rim of the foot ring and glaze is coloured blue on the underside) Exterior Body: composed of glaze ( white) Interior: composed of glaze ( white) Rim: Diameter 17.5 cm
Base: Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production

lustre (except exterior foot ring) Oxide colours Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in lustre and coloured with blue on the base
Painting overglaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "102" (hand written in black), "97" (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.176-1935
Primary reference Number: 72578
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.102
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 August 2021 Last processed: Thursday 19 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/72578 Accessed: 2021-10-19 08:06:08

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