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Form: C.87-2016

Object information

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Potter: Bayer, Svend




Wood-fired stoneware standing form, mounted on a square wooden base. An interpretation of a neolithic hand axe, which may be in the maker's possession. Fired on its side in firebox, giving heavy mottled brown ashing with a circular orange patch which the ash could not reach.
No mark.


History note: Bought by Shakeshaft from a solo exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre, No. 36. 28th February 2005

Legal notes

Bequeathed by John Shakeshaft

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Shakeshaft, John, Dr


20th-21st century
After 1969 CE - Before 2005-02 CE

Components of the work

Base composed of wood
At Base Width 12.3 cm Width 12.7 cm
At Extremities Width 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

Ash deposit

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.87-2016
Primary reference Number: 207730
Sale catalogue photo number: K638
Exhibition number: 36
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 20 January 2016 Updated: Tuesday 11 December 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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