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Bowl: C.39-1981

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Caiger-Smith, Alan (Potter)


Tin-glazed earthenware painted with scarlet and silver-yellow lustre

Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in scarlet and silvery-yellow reduced-pigment lustre. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a high foot. The interior is decorated with broad brush strokes forming an abstract design; the exterior with a band of alternately broad and fine brush strokes creating a calligraphic effect. There are two horizontal bands round the foot


History note: Purchased from the potter at Aldermaston, Berkshire

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum with a grant from the Eastern Arts Association

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Aldermaston ⪼ Berkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-04-08) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1981

School or Style

Contemporary Craft Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of reduced-pigment lustre ( silvery-yellow) Rim Diameter 44.4 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, tin-glazed and painted with scarlet and silver-yellow inglaze reduced-pigment lustre

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 10A
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in yellow lustre
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: ACS monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: back to front N A over a rectangle with a stroke through it

  • Text: N A
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1981
Primary reference Number: 74774
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 18 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 18 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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