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Ewer: C.73-1935

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Object information

Titles

  • Cock-spouted Ewer

Fritware painted in three colours under a transparent white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown and moulded, painted in blue, turquoise and black under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: spout is moulded into the form of a cock’s head (but without holes, necessitating pouring from rim) with strap handle, symbolising tail feathers, attached on the upper body and spout. Body is a bulbous pear shape sitting on a low foot ring.
Interior: rim and neck are painted in blue and black imitating a cock’s head including head feathers, mouth and eyes. On the body three horizontal friezes, comprising either blue or black vertical lines, or black dots, or black pseudo-calligraphy, frame a large central frieze of vertical panels. The panels are separated by blue or turquoise lines and contain black dots or a blue or black cable pattern on a hatched ground. The handle is painted with a doted ‘S’ pattern framed by blue lines. Over all the surface blue and turquoise pigment has run into the surrounding glaze which covers the surface to the lower body, running unevenly onto the foot ring.
Interior: a black dentillated pattern is painted on the rim. Visible surface is coated with glaze.

Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Named entities

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bought
  • Dates: 1935

Dating

Maker(s)

Measurements and weight

  • Height: 30.2 cm
  • Weight: 1183 g
  • Width: 18 cm

Subjects depicted

Components of the work

  • Rim composed of pigment ( black) measuring: Diameter by cm by 6
  • Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, black, turquoise) glaze ( white, transparent, covers the surface to the lower body, running unevenly onto the foot ring)
  • Interior composed of glaze ( white, transparent, visible surface is coated)
  • Base measuring: Diameter by cm by 9
  • Body
  • Spout

Materials used in production

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '132' hand written in black ink, ‘37’, hand written in pencil (encircled in the top right hand corner) and ‘30’ (crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: pink paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: Arabic script
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written directly onto object surface

  • Text: 132
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

Associated department: Applied Arts

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: C.73-1935
  • Primary reference Number: 75944
  • Old accession number: 4-1935
  • Old object number: G.ADD 59
  • Old number: BP.132
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

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