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Cup and cover: C.365 & A-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Kwali, Ladi, MBE




Wood-fired footed stoneware cup with lid. Brown iron glaze, with yellow-green flecks due to natural ash on the rim of the lid.


History note: Bought by Shakeshaft from the Harlequin Gallery, 1st April 2001

Legal notes

Bequeathed by John Shakeshaft

Place(s) associated

  • Abuja ⪼ Nigeria

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th century
After 1954 CE - Before 1984 CE

Components of the work

Rim composed of ash deposit

Materials used in production

brown, iron Glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: two seals

  • Text: LK and Abuja
  • Location: Below handle
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Seal

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.365 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 208011
Sale catalogue photo number: K181
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Audit data

Created: Friday 29 January 2016 Updated: Thursday 18 February 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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