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Spade-shaped Form: C.7-2005

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Spade-shaped Form

Maker(s)

Potter: Coper, Hans

Entities

  • Pot
  • Category: studio ceramics

Categories

Description

Stoneware, thrown in two parts, with semi-matt manganese-black slip, with a slightly rough surface and some pin holes The pot has a cylindrical stem supporting a hollow spade form, with an indented horizontal line running round it about 2.2 cm from the top and overlapping to form two lines on one side

Legal notes

Given by Henry Rothschild

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.2 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

15.5 cm16.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Frome ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-07-18) by Rothschild, Henry

Dating

Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 1970 CE - Circa 1975 CE

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 5.4 cm

Materials used in production

manganese-black Slip
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, and coated with semi-matt manganese-black slip
Slip-coating

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HC joined
  • Location: In centre of base
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: small circular red label

  • Location: On base
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small rectangular black label with reserve white number 111

  • Text: 111 reserved in white on black label
  • Location: On one side of the stem near the bottom
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-2005
Primary reference Number: 118976
Entry form: 634
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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