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Bowl: C.63-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a colourless glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, covered in a colourless glaze painted with brown lustre
Shape: conical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted with a lustre band, on the neck a pseudo-calligraphic band. On the body a frieze of scrolls and paired vertical lines is enclosed by a series of horizontal concentric bands. Glaze does not cover the base.
Exterior: lustre paint continues on the rim. The glaze runs over the surface, forming droplets on the lower body.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8 cm
Weight: 315 g
Width: 18.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1905-04-18) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

13th Century, first half
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1250 CE

School or Style

Ayyubid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless, crazed, runs over the surface, forming droplets on the lower body)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless, crazed) oxide colours ( lustre)
Exterior Rim composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Rim Diameter 18.2 cm
Base Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, covered in a colourless glaze painted with brown lustre

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "113" (hand written in black), "67" (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: inscribed directly on the vessel surface

  • Text: 3
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.63-1935
Primary reference Number: 75707
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.113
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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