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Bowl: C.61-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware coated in a white glaze painted in blue

Earthenware, wheel thrown, covered in a white glaze painted in blue.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with an everted rim sits on a very low foot ring
Interior: a palmette tree with hatched leaves and trunk is flanked by two rows of leaves arranged in a wreath.
Exterior: undecorated except for the glaze

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.7 cm
Weight: 327 g
Width: 20.4 cm

Relative size of this object

20.4 cm6.7 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

  • Basra ⪼ Iraq

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

9th Century
Circa 800 CE - Circa 899 CE

School or Style

Abbasid

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 20.4 cm
Base Diameter 8.6 cm

Materials used in production

blue Pigment
opaque, white Glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, wheel thrown, covered in a white glaze painted in blue
Painting overglaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '163' hand written in black, ‘19’ hand written in pencil
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: pink paper label, torn with only a small section remaining

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.61-1935
Primary reference Number: 75639
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.163
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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