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Medieval Pitcher: C.31-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Medieval Pitcher


Potter: Bowen, Clive




Earthenware, thrown, tooled, and decorated with slip under honey-coloured glaze.

Reddish-buff earthenware, thrown with prominent throwing ridges, and tooled horizontal bands under the lip on the neck; pulled handled with a longitudinal ridge, and below it a tear-shaped projection with three finger impressions in it. Coated with white slip and decorated with five slip-trailed plant sprays, and three bands of trailing above the base, slip-combed to produce six scallops, before application of honey-coloured glaze. The interior is greenish dark brown.The base and a short distance above it is unglazed.


History note: The potter; Joanna Bird Pottery, 19 Grove Park Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 3QE

Legal notes

Purchased with the Maud Ochs Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 66 cm
Width: 28.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shebbear ⪼ Devon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2007-07-16) by Joanna Bird Pottery


20th Century, Early
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2007

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Reddish-buff earthenware, thrown, tooled, and decorated with slip under honey-coloured glaze.
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31-2007
Primary reference Number: 149646
Entry form number: 967
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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