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Bowl: C.68-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Fritware painted in blue under a colourless glaze

Fritware, painted with blue under a crazed colourless glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a narrow foot ring
Interior: four blue lines are painted at regular intervals. Impurity in the glaze has resulted in a hole created during firing.
Exterior: glaze runs over the surface to a mid-point on the body.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Weight: 146 g
Width: 14 cm

Relative size of this object

14 cm5.5 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.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th or early 13th century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1250 CE

School or Style

Ayyubid
Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless, crazed, runs over the surface to a mid-point on the body)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless, crazed) pigment
Rim Diameter 14 cm
Base Diameter 4.8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, painted with blue under a crazed colourless 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), "109" (hand written in black), "20" (hand written in pencil, enclosed with a circle), "23" (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68-1935
Primary reference Number: 75818
Old number: BP.109
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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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