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Bottle vase: C.2-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Rogers, Phil (Potter)


Stoneware with multiple facets and tenmoku glaze over green ash glaze

Buff stoneware, thrown, facetted, and covered with tenmoku glaze over green ash glaze; the unglazed base has four pad marks. Shallow octagonal plan and form, with sides sloping upwards and outwards from the base and then inwards to the shoulder, which is slightly convex. The tapering cylindrical neck has a projecting horizontal rim. The sides are cut with a half-drop pattern of vertical rectangles, whose edges appear red- brown in contrast to the tenmoku glaze.

Legal notes

Given by Dr John Shakeshaft through the Art Fund (National Art Collections Fund)

Measurements and weight

Height: 33.5 cm
Width: 17.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Rhayader ⪼ Powis ⪼ Wales

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-01-29) by Shakeshaft, John, Dr


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2006

Components of the work

Exterior composed of tenmoku glaze Base Width 12.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware with multiple facets and dark brown tenmoku glaze over green ash glaze
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-2007
Primary reference Number: 140718
Entry form number: 833
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 October 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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