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Bowl: C.70-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware, painted in green under a green glaze

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in green under a green glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl on a grooved disc base
Interior: lines radiate from a concentric band on the rim towards a large dot in the centre of the base. Three scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: undecorated except for splashes of green from the interior on the upper body and splashes of glaze on the lower body.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Weight: 501 g
Width: 22.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


9th Century-10th Century#
Circa 800 - Circa 999

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( green from the interior)
Interior composed of pigment ( green, linear) glaze ( light green)
Base Exterior composed of glaze ( splashes of light green)
Exterior Lower Body composed of glaze ( splashes of light green)
Base Diameter 11.4 cm
Rim Diameter 22.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in green under a green 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), '127' hand written in black, ‘26’ hand written in pencil (crossed through top right hand corner), '17' hand written in pencil (encircled top left hand corner)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: inscribed directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: 127
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-1935
Primary reference Number: 75863
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.127
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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