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Bowl: C.115-1935

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Frtiware coated in blue glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted with lustre
Shape: hemispherical bowl on a foot ring
Interior: a radiating lustre star, whose arms enclose seated figures reserved within lozenges, all painted on a blue glaze.
Exterior: the rim is painted with a lustre band, while on the body a frieze of scrolls divided by vertical lines are painted in lustre. Blue glaze covers the surface to the upper section of the foot ring.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm
Weight: 176 g
Width: 16.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank


12th Century, Late
Circa 1170 CE - 1200 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, glaze covers the surface to the upper section of the foot ring) oxide colours ( lustre)
Interior composed of glaze ( blue) oxide colours ( lustre)
Rim Diameter 16.1 cm
Base Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted in lustre

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "87" (hand written in black), "88" (hand written in pencil and crossed through), "90" (hand written in pencil and encircled)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: ‘87’
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.115-1935
Primary reference Number: 138555
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.87
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 May 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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