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Sand-grained bowl, dark haloed spiral: C.5-2004

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Current Location: In storage


Sand-grained bowl, dark haloed spiral


Lee, Jennifer (Potter)


Buff, pale brown, and dark brown hand-built stoneware with a sandy surface

Buff, pale brown, and dark brown hand-built stoneware with a sandy surface. The bowl is not quite circular, with deep gently curving sides rising from a very narrow base, which has a small circular depression in the centre, surrounded by a flat, ground-down zone on which the bowl rests. The sides are decorated with an integral 'haloes spiral' in shades of brown which is visible on the interior and exterior. Oxidation firing at 1280 degrees celsius.


History note: Purchased by the donors on 13 February 2004, from Galerie Besson, 15 Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London, W1X 3HB

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 30 cm
Height: 19.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2004-04-26) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2002


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: ‘Some objects shrink in the world, or diminish their surroundings. Others, like Jennifer Lee’s, seem to add.’ - Edmund de Waal, ceramicist and author.

The artist hand built this bowl using coloured clay mixed with manganese oxide, manganese carbonate and copper carbonate from USA and Japan.

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Colours composed of oxides

Materials used in production

pale and dark brown Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Hand-built : Buff, pale brown, and dark brown hand-built stoneware with a sandy surface

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.5-2004
Primary reference Number: 98862
Entry form: 603
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 December 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 22 December 2021

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

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