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Pot: C.32-1981

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Ellison, Zoë




Earthenware, hand-built, incised, stained with iron-red, burnished, and sawdust-fired. Spheroidal with an oval aperture in the top, and a flat base. Red and black design delineated by incised lines

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Zöe Ellison

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.9 cm
Width: 9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Cambridge (Cambs.) ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-04-08) by Ellison, Zoë, Mrs


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1968

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hand-building : Earthenare, had-built, incised, stained iron-red, burnished, and sawdust-fired
Firing (heating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-1981
Primary reference Number: 74526
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 9 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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