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Bottle vase: C.34-1981

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Ellison, Zoë




Stoneware with cobalt and iron glazes. Cylindrical with an oval aperture in the shoulders, and a narrow bottle neck. The cylindrical body is brown and ochre; the shoulders, neck, and interior are blue.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Zoë Ellison

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cambridge (Cambs.)

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1960

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( coloured with cobalt and iron)
Across Shoulder Width 13.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, with cobalt and iron glazes

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: crossed keys in a circular seal

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed in circular seal
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: the 60 in 1960 was added later; there is a circle round the 13

  • Text: 'Zoë ELLISON/c.1960/7 Coll 13
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.34-1981
Primary reference Number: 74614
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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