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Seat: C.110-2016

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Cardew, Michael (Potter)


Stoneware drum seat of Abuja style. Supported by six ribs only, no central vase as in some examples. Incised chevrons on the ribs. Brown-green glaze with an abstract sgraffito design on the upper surface through to a white slip, presumably zircon.


History note: Bought from the Craft Potters Association Shop, Marshall Street. 11th February 1971

Legal notes

Bequeathed by John Shakeshaft

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Wenford Bridge (Pottery) ⪼ Cornwall ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th century
Circa 1970 CE - 1971-02 CE

Components of the work

Base Diameter 28.3 cm
Widest Point Diameter 28.6 cm

Materials used in production

brown-green Glaze Slip coating Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Slip coating Glazing Sgraffito

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MC and Wenford Bridge
  • Location: Base
  • Type: Maker

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.110-2016
Primary reference Number: 207753
Sale catalogue photo number: K97
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 21 January 2016 Updated: Tuesday 13 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 19 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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