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Box: C.38 & A-2006

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Maker(s)

Hughes, Edward (potter) (Potter)

Description

Stoneware, slab-built in two parts, the interior coated with transparent, speckled grey-green Shin-Asaka glaze; the exterior with dark-brown and red-brown glaze; the cover also trailed with diagonal stripes, and feathered. The base, the lower edge of the sides of the cover, and the upper edge of the sides of the box are unglazed. Square, with both halves of almost the same depth.

Notes

History note: Having been thrown out by the potter because of its imperfect condition, it was acquired from him, either by gift or puchase by the donor, Ian Lowe, whose memory fails him on this point

Legal notes

Given by Ian Lowe

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Renwick ⪼ Cumbria ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2006-10-09) by Lowe, Ian

Dating

Late 20th Century
Elizabeth I
Production date: AD 1989

Note

From the last firing at Renwick Pottery before the potter moved to Isel

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white) Base Length 15.8 cm Width 15.8 cm

Materials used in production

dark brown and red-brown glaze or iron-bearing slip Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Slab-building : Stoneware, slab-built in two parts, the interior coated with transparent, speckled grey-green glaze; the exterior with dark-brown and red-brown glaze; the cover trailed with diagonal stripes, and feathered. The base, the lower edge of the sides of the cover, and the upper edge of the sides of the box are unglazed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: initials illegible
  • Location: On exterior on one side
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38 & A-2006
Primary reference Number: 134022
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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