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Inner Rimmed Vessel: M.2-2008

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Inner Rimmed Vessel


Maker: Flynn, Liam




Irish oak, turned and carved. Of elongated ovoid form with a double rim, the outer one larger and a different shape from the inner one, which has a hole on one side under the outer rim. The edge of the outer rim is bordered by close-set carved striations. On one side of the exterior there is a subsantial knot in the wood.


History note: Purchased by the donors from Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, 15-16 Brooks Mews, Mayfair, London, W1K 4DS, who exhibited it at 'Collect', held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, 25-29 January 2008

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 27 cm
Width: 36.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008-03-03) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


21st Century, Early
Production date: AD 2008 : made before 25 January 2008


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Liam Flynn comes from a family of joiners and woodworkers in Ireland and is almost entirely self-taught in his chosen craft of woodturning. He is now recognized as a leading exponent of this craft. He is known for his dynamic series of turned and carved vessels, largely made from Irish oak, working with the material when still green and manipulating pieces on the lathe so the line of the grain becomes part of the design as the work dries. Flynn exhibits internationally and was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Hunt Museum, Limerick in 2011. Liam Flynn: ‘I relish the challenge of interpreting what the timber will do, how much movement will occur as the vessel dries out and what influence that will have on the line of the final piece.’

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Rim Border

Materials used in production

Irish Oak

Techniques used in production

Turning : Irish oak, turned, and carved

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: unclear

  • Text: 08W#2
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: unclear

  • Text: HCrM or 47CrM
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-2008
Primary reference Number: 160105
Entry form number: 990
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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