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Hollow Form: C.8-2005

Object information


Hollow Form


Baldwin, Gordon, OBE (Potter)


Hollow form, of coiled and high-fired earthenware, pierced by a hole, the exterior coated in white slip (?), and painted in black; the interior glazed black.

Earthenware, hand formed, of rounded asymmetrical bulging shape, pierced by an almost square hole, the exterior coated in patchy white slip and painted in matt black; the interior glazed black. On the curved side there is a black oval, just touching a circular outline above it, in which is an arch-cjshaped black area with the hole cut into its left bottom corner. A short vertical line rises upwards on the right side of the arch, and on the left side, a longer vertical line on the left of which is an arch-shaped outline.


History note: The potter; Henry Rothschild

Legal notes

Given by Henry Rothschild

Measurements and weight

Height: 44.5 cm
Width: 47 cm

Relative size of this object

47 cm44.5 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: Given (2005-07-18) by Rothschild, Henry


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 2003 CE - Circa 2004 2004 CE

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of slip

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-2005
Primary reference Number: 118977
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 9 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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