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Vase: C.4-2007

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Potter: Collins, Nic




Stoneware, freely thrown, and coiled, with shino glaze, and remains of seven applied clam shells.

Stoneware, freely thrown, and coiled, with shino glaze ranging in colour from pale creamy-grey, through shades of orange to dark brown. Wood-fired on its side resulting in dramatic natural ash deposits, and glaze runs. Carbon trapping, and embedded remains of seven large clam shells. The jar is of bulbous ovoid form with a short cylindrical neck widening at the mouth, and has a small pinched and undulating strap handle. Four of the shell remains are on the lower part of the vessel opposite to the spout, and the other three are to the left of the handle when facing it.

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Moretonhampstead ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2006

School or Style

Studio Ceramics
Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Decoration composed of clam shells ( burned away leaving form on vessel)

Materials used in production

pale grey through orange to dark brown Shino glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, freely thrown, and coiled, with shino glaze, and remains of seven applied clam shells.
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-2007
Primary reference Number: 140720
Entry form number: 833
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 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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