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Bowl: C.49-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in cream slip painted in three colours under a clear glaze

Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a cream slip painted in black, green and yellow under a clear glaze.
Shape: conical bowl with slightly in-turned rim sits on a disc base
Interior: coated in a white slip painted in green on the rim. On the body, a lion is painted in mottled yellow surrounded by green scrolling vegetation, all out-lined in black. Covered with a crazed, colourless glaze that has bubbled in discrete areas.
Exterior: the upper body is covered in a cream slip, coloured with green on the rim and covered with a colourless glaze.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm
Weight: 465 g
Width: 18.3 cm

Relative size of this object

18.3 cm7.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 20th century
Circa 1900 - 1925


Appears to imitate 'Aghkand wares' with incised decoration as well as underglaze paint

School or Style

modern reproduction

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, green, yellow) glaze ( colourless) slip ( cream)
Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( colourless) slip ( cream) pigment ( green)
Rim Diameter 18.1 cm
Base Diameter 7.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a cream slip painted in black, green and yellow under a clear 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), ‘165’ (hand written in black), ‘11’( hand written in pencil, encircled)‘6’ (in pencil, crossed through).
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly into vessel surface

  • Text: '165'
  • Location: Lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49-1935
Primary reference Number: 75284
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: B.165
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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